Charleston police are looking for a man who robbed an 85 year-old woman of her purse Monday in West Ashley.

The suspect approached the victim from behind about 2:15 p.m. as she was about to enter her home on Wappoo Road. He grabbed her purse and ran, police spokesman Charles Francis said.

He said she described him as a black male wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans. EMS was called to the scene to check her out but she refused to be checked out by EMS.