Wilmington – Troopers are investigating a purse snatching that occurred yesterday in the parking lot of the Maryland Avenue and the Boxwood Shopping Center, according to the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard D. Bratz.
Bratz. said that the incident occurred at approximately 6:34 p.m., Sunday, February 5, 2017, as a 49-year-old female was walking out of the Rite Aid located at 636 South Maryland Avenue. The male approached the victim from behind and pushed her down and stole her purse, said Bratz.
The victim attempted to follow the suspect however lost sight of him as he fled on foot eastbound on Maryland Avenue. The victim was not injured.
The suspect was described as a black male in his 40’s, approximately 5’10”tall, wearing dark clothing.