TPD Investigates Purse Snatching

Topeka Police are continuing to investigate a purse snatching that occurred at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday. A woman in her 70s reported she was walking to her vehicle in the Dillons parking lot at 5720 SW 21st when she was approached by a man who grabbed her purse and displayed a knife.

During a brief struggle over the purse, the woman received minor injuries from the knife, but refused medical treatment at the scene.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male in his mid-20s, about 5’8” with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a ball cap and a black jacket. He left the area in a green or teal colored, four-door passenger vehicle.

Police are continuing to investigate and ask that anyone with information please contact detectives at 368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.


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