An 89-year-old Trumbull woman, who had her purse snatched in front of her home Tuesday, is thanking police for their kindness and quick response. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, was just arriving home from the doctor\u2019s office and the grocery store late Tuesday morning with her husband when she was attacked. A friend, who had driven them, had pulled into the driveway on Madison Avenue and had exited the car to knock icicles off the house. The woman\u2019s husband was busy getting the groceries. The victim said she was had her cane and purse in her hands when the attacker, who she described a \u201cbig guy,\u201d slammed her against the car grabbed her purse. Police said he then ran south, toward Blackhouse Road. \u201cThe police were exceptionally nice and they had two police dogs searching the area,\u201d she said. \u201cThey immediately asked if I was OK and needed to see a doctor.\u201d She was not hurt during the confrontation but said she was upset. \u201cI have lived in this house 61 years and nothing like this has ever happened,\u201d she said. The victim said her purse contained cash as well as her checkbook, cards and her medicine from the doctor. \u201cI\u2019m very grateful for the police,\u201d she said. \u201cThey did a great job.\u201d Police described the male as white, in his 20s,\u00a0 about 5\u203310, with a muscular build. He was reportedly wearing a beige jacket, black knit hat and black pants. Police searched the area but did not locate the suspect. The investigation is ongoing. A similar case has been reported in Shelton recently, according to Trumbull Police.