A purse-snatching in Allentown ended when witnesses stepped in and fought off the attacker, police said.

An 83-year-old woman was getting off a bus Sunday afternoon in the 700 block of Hanover Avenue when she was approached by a woman, who then grabbed her purse, police said.

Both the victim and the attacker fell down, and police say witnesses ran over and held the robber down until police got to the scene.

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and the alleged attacker is awaiting arraignment.