Trussville Police are hunting for a suspect after a man reportedly stole an elderly woman’s purse, according to a release from the department. 

Police stated that a man armed with a handgun knocked an elderly woman down and took her purse, causing her to be injured. The incident reportedly occurred around 11:45 a.m. on the 1600 block of Gadsden Highway at a shopping center. 

The man then ran from the scene and got into a black Dodge Dakota single cab with faded and chipping paint on its hood and roof. The vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on Highway U.S. 11

Anyone with any information on the case is asked to call Trussville Police at (205) 655-2101.