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CPD Community Alert- Robbery/Purse Snatching 12th District (Near West)
7 Jan 2019
7-Jan-19 Community Alert- 12th District (Near West) JC 107151 ---NP

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at approximately 5:45 p.m., in the 2300 block of West Rice St., an 84-year-old female victim was approached by an African-American male offender.  The offender grabbed the victim’s purse and arm and forcefully pulled the victim to the ground while taking the victim’s purse.  During the confrontation, the offender knocked a separate 85-year-old female victim to the ground causing injury.  The offender then ran to a waiting vehicle and fled the scene.