TPD Investigating Strong Arm Robbery

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Date: 07/11/2014
Offense: Robbery - Strong Arm
Date/Time: 07/11/2014 at 1300 hrs.
Location: Florida Av N / Patterson St E

On 07/11/2014 at approximately 1300 hours, a heavy set, medium complected black male in his early 30's, confronted the victim as she was sitting on the Hart Line bus bench on the east side of Florida Av N. at Patterson Av E. The unknown suspect depicted in these photos, walked up and grabbed the victim's purse from her shoulder but the victim would not let go of the purse. The suspect told her "give me your purse so I don't have to hurt ya" and then ripped the purse from her grip. The suspect then placed the purse inside of a backpack that he was holding. The Hart Line bus then pulled up, and the suspect entered. The victim, told the driver of the robbery and the driver did not move the bus. The suspect exits the bus shortly thereafter at this same location and then walked N/B on Florida Av N.

Anyone with information about either of these armed robberies is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477) or text "CSTB plus your tip" to 274637 (CRIMES). Anonymous tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash.