Police investigating attempted strong-armed robbery
Sun-Times Media October 11, 2013 1:00PM
Updated: November 13, 2013 6:06AM
Libertyville police are investigating an attempted strong-armed robbery on the 500 block of N. Milwaukee Avenue.
Police say a white male attempted to steal a female victim’s purse about 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. The woman, who was carrying the purse on her shoulder, was approached from behind on a sidewalk outside a business in downtown Libertyville, Sgt. Chad Roszkowiak said.
After she refused to let go of her purse, the man pushed her to the ground, police said.
The man fled the area on foot after other pedestrians came to her aid.
She was slightly injured during the incident, police said.
The man is described as between the ages of 30 to 40 years old with a buzzed haircut, police said. He was wearing a light purple button-down dress shirt.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call Libertyville police at (847) 362-8310.