81-year-old woman sho­ved to ground, robbed

An elderly woman was pushed to the ground and had her purse stolen while getting off a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus in The City’s┬áBayview District on Monday night, police said.

The robbery was reported at about 9 p.m. in the area of Third Street and Paul Avenue.

As the 81-year-old victim was getting off the bus, the suspect pushed her from behind, causing her to fall to the ground, according to police.

The suspect then took the woman’s purse and fled. He remains at large this morning and no detailed description of him was immediately available.

The woman was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.