The man, 69, was with his wife, 70, when she was robbed of her wallet around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Safeway at 75th Street SE and Evergreen Way.
They were leaving the store with their groceries when the suspect grabbed a wallet from the woman's hand and ran, police said.
The man chased after the suspect for about a block and a half but then suffered a medical problem and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital.
The suspect was described as white, about 5-foot-9 and in his late teens.
Anyone with information should call 911, Everett police at 425-257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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