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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The search is on for a female suspect who allegedly committed armed robbery on an elderly woman Thursday in St. Augustine.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office says a 76 year old woman was in the parking lot in the 3900 block of A1A South when the female suspect approached and asked for directions. The suspect then pulled out a knife and demanded the woman's purse, according to SJCSO. The suspect then fled with the victim's purse and cell phone.

The suspect was described as a female around 40-years of age, 5'6" tall, 140-150 pounds with a thick build. She was wearing a grey shirt, black shorts and had salt and pepper hair.

Anyone with any information concerning the identity of this suspect or witnessed this suspect in the St. Augustine Beach area is asked to contact Detective Jerry Montague at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at (904) 209-3987. You can also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of N.E. Florida at 1-(888) 277-TIPS (8477).

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