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A 75-year-old woman died in hospital from her injuries after a robbery in Berlin-Gesundbrunnen. The police announced on Wednesday.

According to the information, an unknown perpetrator approached the woman on Tuesday at around 7.10 a.m. and suddenly hit her in the face. Then he tugged at the elderly woman’s shopping bag until the handle broke off and the woman fell to the ground.

The 75-year-old was taken to the hospital with facial injuries and a broken thigh, where she died a little later, police said.

The attacker is said to have fled on a men’s bike with his prey. Now a homicide detective is investigating.

The perpetrator is said to be an approximately 1.75 meter tall man between the ages of 18 and 25. The police said he had a narrow face without a beard, a well-groomed appearance and was of slim, athletic build. He also spoke High German.

The investigators are looking for witnesses who observed the crime or saw a man who fits the description between 6.45 a.m. and 7.45 a.m. in the vicinity of Pankstrasse, Badstrasse, Böttgerstrasse or Schulstrasse.