Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Suspect Sought in Ellwood Avenue Assault and Purse Snatching

July 29, 2015

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos who used a credit card soon after it had been stolen from a woman, who was assaulted and robbed on July 17.

At approximately 12:40 p.m., a woman was walking in the 3200 block of Ellwood Avenue when she was approached by a female who attempted to grab her purse. The suspect assaulted the victim and stole the purse.

Detectives investigating the case discovered the suspect had used a credit card from the robbery soon afterwards at a convenience store located at 1701 East Broad Street.

The suspect is described as a black female, approximately 5-foot 7-inches tall and weighing 210 pounds, who wore a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a black hat. She fled the scene on foot.

There were no injuries.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this person to call Third Precinct Detective William Cutshall at (804) 646-1068 or call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.