Three separate purse snatch robberies took place in town over the course of two days last week. Two of the robberies occurred on Thursday, August 28th; the first at about 4:35 PM in the 100 blk of Diamond and the second at about 8:45 PM in the CVS parking lot at Baldwin and Las Tunas. The first victim had her “Coach” purse and contents taken after a brief struggle with the suspect, described as a male, Hispanic, 30-35 years old, with a thin mustache. The second woman was victimized by a male, white, 25-30 years old, wearing a blue ball cap who stole her purse while she walked in the pharmacy parking lot.
The third robbery occurred on Friday, August 29th, at about 9:00 PM in the 500 blk of West Norman, in a residential driveway. A female victim was battered by the suspect who then stole her purse and contents, fleeing on foot. This suspect was described only as a male, African-American.
The suspect description in each of the three cases is different and it is not known if the crimes are related. If anyone has any information on any of the three robberies, please call APD Detectives at (626) 574-5160.