78-year-old woman injured in suitcase robbery at Powell Street Station 

A 78-year-old woman was robbed of her suitcase at a Muni station elevator on Monday, police said.

The victim got into the elevator at Powell Street Station about 4 p.m. when a female suspect reached through the door and grabbed the victim's suitcase, police said. The victim tried to fight off the suspect but to no avail.

The suspect ripped the suitcase from the victim's hand and the victim fell and hit her head on the elevator door. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

The victim was taken to the hospital for her injuries, which were not life threatening.

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