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Woman, 95, Dies After Purse Snatch Attempt

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a 95-year-old Las Vegas woman has died after being attacked in a botched purse-snatching outside a supermarket.

The Clark County coroner said Wednesday that Bertha S. Meier died Monday of medical complications and a broken hip after being hospitalized for three weeks.

The case has been ruled a homicide. Meier was hurt in a July 26 attack in the parking lot of a
Smith's Food and Drug store in northwest Las Vegas.

Police say they're looking for the woman who attacked Meier in a failed bid to take her purse.

Police have released images of a dark blue getaway vehicle seen on store surveillance videotapes and are seeking the female driver.
      
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