Naperville Police Investigate Attempted Purse Snatching

On September 20th, 2019, at approximately 8:35 pm, Naperville Police Officers were dispatched to the 200 Block of South Main St. for the report of an attempted strong-arm robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that a woman and her husband were walking together on Main St. when they were approached by two white male subjects, described as in their 20’s, who approached them on foot. One of the males pushed the female victim to the ground, while attempting to pull her purse from her grasp. The victim was able to maintain possession of her purse, which led to the suspects fleeing on foot southbound on Main St. The female victim suffered minor injuries as a result of being pushed to the ground. No weapons were implied or displayed.

Additional officers responded to the area and attempted to locate the two suspects with negative results. The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department at (630)-420-6666 or Crime Stoppers at (630) 420-6006.


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