Police say it happened in broad daylight Thursday at SouthPointe Pavilions.
Lincoln Police say the 63-year-old victim had parked near Von Maur at around 2:30 p.m. Police say the suspect approached her and asked if she had dropped something, and then sprayed some kind of liquid at her. Police say he grabbed her purse, and after a struggle, knocked her down.
A witness told police he saw the suspect get into a silver or gold 4-door Chrysler car. They say it possibly had a Texas or Arkansas license plate.