The Spanish woman in her 80s was trying to stop the man from stealing her money when he smashed her with his elbow and fled.
The video which is circulating online shows CCTV in Valencia of the 34 year old Romanian man corner the woman as he tries to steal her money.
As she attempts to stop him he smashes her to the ground by elbowing her in the face.
Horrifying moment robber smashes an 85-year-old Spanish woman to the ground with his elbow https://t.co/hc8HPWqhB8
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The woman was later found bleeding from the head in the foyer and was rushed to a nearby hospital by ambulance.
Her stolen purse had contained €40 (£36), credit cards and the woman’s identification card, Valencia police said.
The woman was found collapsed and police and emergency services were called.
A Valencia patrol car spotted a man matching the woman’s description in San Agustin of Valencia Square and he was arrested for robbery where it turns out he has a previous history for it.
The woman is today being treated in hospital in Valencia but is not in a serious condition.
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