Woman robbed of her purse

On 10/29/11, at approximately 11:40 p.m., officers responded to investigate a Strong Arm Robbery.  The victim explained that she had been walking W/B in the 100 block of E Howell Street when she heard someone coming up behind her. As she turned to see who was behind her, an unknown male suspect grabbed her and threw her to the ground.

The suspect then started trying to take her purse.  She struggled to keep it, but he was eventually successful in wresting it from her.  He ran to a nearby car and got in the passenger seat.  The vehicle then left E/B on Howell Street.

The 36-year-old victim did not report any injuries at the scene.

The suspect was described as a black male, mid to late 20’s, 5 feet 7 inches tall, approximately 200 pounds. The vehicle is described as 1980s to early 1990s 4- door sedan, silver in color, unknown Washington License Plate.