By CBSLA Staff

SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — Help is needed to identify a woman who police say hit an elderly Asian man with her shopping cart at Trimana Market in Santa Monica.

(credit: Santa Monica Police Department)

The incident happened at Trimana Market, 1348 3rd Street Promenade, at about 9:30 a.m. on May 1, police said in a Facebook post last week. It’s unclear what led up to the altercation.

READ MORE: Free Dodgers Tickets For 1,000 Fans As Incentives Continue Rolling In For Californians Who Received The COVID Vaccine

Police say the woman used her shopping cart to hit an elderly Asian man, then became upset when she realized he was recording the encounter on his cell phone. She left the market before officers arrived.

READ MORE: Driver Killed After Careening Into Hancock Park Home, Sparking Fire; Street Racing May Be To Blame

The suspect was described as a Black woman in her 50s, about 5-foot-7, with a heavier build and wearing a burgundy jacket and camouflage pants.

MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Prepare As Hot Spell Expected To Bear Down On Southland Next Week

Anyone with information about the woman’s identity or whereabouts can contact Santa Monica police Detective Flores at (310) 458-8609 or Sgt. Chun at (310) 458-8939.