An 81-year-old Madison woman was injured and purse was stolen during a strong-arm robbery, according to Madison police.

The victim told police she was walking on Pawling Street on her way to a grocery store when she was pushed down by a young mugger who took her purse and got into a white vehicle.

The robber is described as in his teens and wearing jeans and a white T-shirt. The woman's purse is wallet-sized with a long strap.

The woman suffered scraped and swollen hands.

The mugging occurred on July 28. Police contacted the woman's family after the attack was reported to the department's self-report unit.