Police in Cameron are searching for a suspect who robbed an elderly woman and knocked her to the ground Sunday morning as she walked to church.

Our news partner KWTX reports that the woman was walking outside of St. Monica's Catholic Church in the 900 block of West Tyson St. around 7 a.m. when a maroon van stopped alongside her and a man exited.

The man, described as black and heavyset, reportedly approached the woman, took her purse, then knocked her to the ground. He was last seen driving east on Tyson.

The woman was taken to a local hospital, but her condition has not been released.

Cameron police are asking anyone with information to contact them at (254) 697-6574.