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Westlake police looking for 2 males who stole woman's purse at restaurant

Posted at 12:35 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 12:35:41-04

WESTLAKE, Ohio — Westlake police are searching for two males who they say stole a purse from a woman at a restaurant Friday evening.

At about 7:37 p.m., Westlake police officers responded to a report of a theft form the patio at Zoup! Restaurant at The Promenade of Crocker Park, according to a Westlake police news release.

While one of the males distracted the woman by asking questions, the second male grabbed her purse, police said. Both of them then fled into a waiting black Honda CR-V.

Officers found the getaway vehicle, which was reported as stolen out of Cleveland, driving east on I-90 and attempted to stop it, the release states.

The driver was, it appears, a third male who refused to stop. Officers followed the vehicle for about two minutes before discontinuing for safety reasons, police said.

The man who distracted the woman is described by police as someone who looked like a very young teen wearing an UnderArmor hoodie and black shorts. The other male, who actually grabbed the purse, is described by police as an older teen or young adult wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.