Naperville Police Investigate Attempted Robbery

On 10/4/17 at approximately 1115 hours, Naperville Officers responded to the 1000 block of N. Main St. for the report of a battery in progress. Upon arrival it was determined a male offender punched a female United States Postal Service mail carrier in the face, knocked her to the street, rifled her pockets in an apparent attempt at robbery, but ultimately left without taking anything. The Offender fled the area in a newer model black, Nissan sedan with a hatchback, partial plate with the first character of “Q,” driven by a heavy-set female black with shoulder length hair beneath a stocking cap.

The main offender is described as a tall thin black male in his 40s, black/gray hair, missing 4 front top teeth, wearing black knit cap, hoodie, black jacket, weathered jeans with bleach/acid-wash spots, red colored high top shoes, and a light blue colored surgical mask around his neck he used in an attempt to cover his face. 

If anyone has any information regarding this crime they can contact the Naperville Police Department at 630-305-5920 and asked for Detective Reed.

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