Advertisement
 
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Amsterdam, NY ,
Advertisement

Purse snatching investigated by Amsterdam cops

Saturday, November 09, 2013 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By ALISSA SCOTT

alissa.scott@recordernews.com

Amsterdam police are looking for a man connected with a purse snatching in the area of Jay and Church streets on Wednesday night.

Police responded to report of a robbery at 8:30 p.m. and the victim was still at the scene. She described the suspect as being between 5'11' and 6'2', and wearing blue jeans, and a gray sweatshirt with a plaid hood.

The victim told police that when she exited her vehicle, she saw a man walking on Jay Street heading toward her. She said he grabbed her purse from her arm and ran down Church Street.

Officers checked the area for the suspect and called in the K9 unit but attempts at tracking were unsuccessful.

The victim said her purse contained cash, credit cards, her driver's license and other personal items.

Det. Lt. Kurt Conroy said it's been a couple months since the last incident. They made an arrest during that time and reports of the criminal activity seemed to lessen.

This investigation is ongoing.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
The Recorder Sports Schedule

 

The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    Area high school sports calendar
    Monday, May 04, 2015

    Young teen killed in Sunday accident
    Monday, May 04, 2015

    CEO: Victim cut during incident between employees
    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Sawyer-mania about to reach its fever pitch
    Friday, May 01, 2015

    State officials shut down Route 30's Olympic Diner
    Friday, May 01, 2015

    Fredericks to return Wednesday for homecoming rally
    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Fired employee sues Walmart
    Saturday, May 02, 2015

    One stabbed, one jailed in fight at work
    Friday, May 01, 2015

    Smarter than a fifth grader? Students' letters spur sign replacement
    Saturday, May 02, 2015

    Muni members teed off at fee
    Saturday, May 02, 2015

Advertisement

Copyright © Port Jackson Media

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook