NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE PITTSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
On Monday, February 17, 2014 at 9:09 pm, officers responded to Ron's IGA, 310 E. Centennial for a report of a purse snatching. Statements from the 62 year old female victim and witnesses indicate two males approached the victim and stole the purse she was carrying as she was entering her vehicle.
Witnesses indicate the suspects' heads were covered as they fled east toward a residential area. Officers searched the area, did not locate the suspects, but did locate a piece of clothing evidence. The victim's purse was located later that night with all of its contents except for missing US currency. The victim was not injured during this incident.
The Investigations Division has been actively following up on leads pertaining to this purse snatching. Anyone having information relating to this crime or other crimes may report it to the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700. Callers reporting criminal actively may remain anonymous. In addition, information relating to this crime or other crimes may also be reported Heartland Crime Stoppers at 417-782-TIPZ or HeartlandTipz.com.
Major Brent Narges
Pittsburg Police Department
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