A grandson is accused of breaking his grandmother's arm and hitting her in the face several times while trying to get to her purse in Rocky Mount.
The victim, 66-year-old Nancy Outlaw of Covenant Court in Rocky Mount, was taken to Nash General Hospital. She was treated and released.
The suspect, 21-year-old Randall Clay Joyner, is still at large.
Police say Joyner went to his grandmother's home Friday night and requested money. They say she refused and grabbed her purse because she was afraid Joyner would tried to take it. Police say the two struggled before Joyner got the purse, took $80 and then left the home.
Warrants for common law robbery and assault inflicting serious injury have been issued for Joyner.
According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections website, Joyner has two previous convictions for larceny.