Travis Ortiz, 41, of 58 Francine Ave., knocked Nancy Conte to the ground and snatched her purse at about 8:51 a.m. on Thursday in the parking lot of the Waldbaum's at 725 Sunrise Hwy., West Babylon, according to police.
Conte, of West Babylon, suffered a broken hip and broken elbow, police said.
Ortiz fled in a 1996 Ford Explorer, but Conte and several witnesses provided officers with a description of Ortiz and his vehicle. He was found by officer Richard Tofano at the Sky Motel, 125 Third Ave., Lindenhurst, police said, and the purse and its contents also were recovered.
Ortiz was charged with robbery and was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.