Police Investigate Purse Snatching

Posted on  09/02/2013 10:58 am

Location:

  • 100 block West 8th Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Sunday, September 1, 2013, approximately 12:55 p.m.

Victim:

  • 74 year old female, Wilmington, Delaware

Suspects:

  • Black male, 17 - 22 years old, 5’8” – 6’0”, 140 -165 pounds, white tee shirt, khaki shorts, white shoes

Summary:

Police are investigating a purse snatching that occurred Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of West 8th Street.

An investigation indicates that a 74 year old female victim was walking in the 100 block of West 8th Street when the suspect approached her, snatched her purse, and fled north on Orange Street.

The suspect is described as a Black male, 17 - 22 years old, 5’8” – 6’0”, 140 - 165 pounds, wearing a white tee shirt, khaki shorts, and white shoes. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call:

  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.