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City of Poughkeepsie Police Department

Attempted Purse Snatching in the Area of 110 Main St.

On Thursday, May 2, 2013, at approximately 3:30 p.m., City of Poughkeepsie Police officers responded to a reported purse snatching in the area of 110 Main St.  Responding officers interviewed the victim, who stated she was walking westbound on Main St towards the Poughkeepsie Train Station.  After she passed 110 Main St., a subject approached her from behind and grabbed her purse.  The victim resisted and the suspect dragged her through a parking lot.  The victim gave the suspect approximately $30 to get him to stop trying to forcefully take her purse.  The suspect then fled in a southeasterly direction towards South Perry St.  Bystanders attempted to chase the suspect but could not locate him.  He was described as a black male, about 5’9” tall, 160 to 175 lbs., mid to late thirties, wearing a large black “Haines” type crew neck t-shirt, blue jeans, and a black “du-rag.”  He possibly had light facial hair and short “dread-locks.”  He may have been wearing some type of “fanny pack” or a sweatshirt or jacket around his waist.  Anyone who might have been in the area and witnessed this incident, or has any information about it, is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department Detective Division at (845) 451-4142.

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Date: 3:27:37 PM 05/3/2013 CDT

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