Greenville-Area – The Delaware State Police is investigating a purse snatching that took place in the parking lot of a Kennett Pike shopping center, early Monday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.
Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 12:33 p.m., Monday, October 15, 2018, in the parking lot of the Greenville Crossing Shopping Center located at 4011 Kennett Pike, Wilmington. A 77-year-old female was loading groceries into her vehicle when a male suspect approached her from behind, snatched her purse and knocked her to the ground. The suspect then entered a light-colored vehicle and fled northbound on Kennett Pike.
The suspect is described as a heavy-set male, 20-30 years of age wearing a light colored shirt and pants.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566.
Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com