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Police respond to purse snatching incident

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 03, 2010 7:30 AM

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Iowa City police said they received a report of a purse snatching at 1:05 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to police, the female victim said a black male approached her asking for a cigarette while she exited her vehicle. Police said she told him she didn’t have one before continuing to get her baby out of the car. The suspect — described in his late 20s, 5-10’, with a thin build and black hair — grabbed her wallet from her hand as she tried to get the baby out of vehicle. The amount of cash in the wallet was not available, police said.

The suspect, last seen wearing black jeans, black shoes, a red stocking cap, and a black hoodie pulled over his head, fled to the northeast.

Neither the baby nor the woman were harmed during the incident.

— by Nina Earnest


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