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Unknown man snatches handbag from 70-year-old woman in Akron

Akron Police Generic
Posted at 11:29 AM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 11:29:07-05

AKRON, Ohio — A 70-year-old woman was robbed Tuesday morning after a man she was having a conversation with grabbed her purse and ran off.

According to police, the incident happened in the 900 block of Kenmore Boulevard around 8 a.m.

The woman told responding officers that she was sitting near the front door of her apartment when she was approached by a man. The two then struck up a conversation, but during their dialogue the man grabbed the woman's purse and fled.

According to the police, the purse had the woman's cell phone and other documents in it.

A detailed description of the robber was not provided.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Akron's detective bureau or the Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS. You can also text the word TIPSCO and the tip to 274637. Tipsters can remain anonymous.