Woman injured trying to catch purse snatcher 

A woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after being robbed in the Sunset district Wednesday morning, police said.

The 60-year-old victim was in the 1500 block Kirkham Street near 19th Avenue around 10:50 a.m. when a man of unknown age came up from behind her and grabbed her purse, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

The thief then ran to a silver SUV, police said. A witness told police that he saw the victim running after the suspect and then grabbing onto the suspect’s vehicle before she was knocked to the ground.

The victim sustained a serious head injury and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, police said.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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