Philadelphia police are looking for the assailant who shot a 75-year-old woman during a robbery in the city's Mayfair section on Thursday.

The robber took the woman's purse and shot her in the cheek on the 7100 block of Erdrick Street just after 10 a.m., police said.

The woman was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale hospital in stable condition.

The suspect fled in a silver vehicle, officials said. No description of the suspect was available.