Purse-snatcher yanks victim to the ground as she tries to hold on to her handbag, she tells officers.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
- Jim Price
Friday, October 19, 2012
A young man followed a Wauwatosa woman from a restaurant and robbed her of her purse Wednesday in a Tosa Village parking lot, according to police reports. At 8:50 p.m., the victim called police to report that she had been pulled to the ground and robbed in the lower city parking lot at 7735 Harwood Drive. The woman told officers she had just had dinner at Café Hollander and was walking over the footbridge to her car when she noticed a man walking in the same direction. She had no suspicions at the time, she said, and thought he might have been a restaurant employee. She continued to her car, she said, and set some leftovers on the trunk while she dug in her purse for her keys. Suddenly, she said, the man appeared next to her, said …
Victim had just arrived with her 2-year-old and was about to enter home when attacked.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jim Price
Friday, December 16, 2011
A Wauwatosa mother had just arrived home Wednesday and was helping her 2-year-old son into the house when she was grabbed from behind by an unseen assailant who demanded her purse. According to police reports and her account: The victim's husband called 911 just after 4 p.m. to report that his wife had just been robbed outside their home in the 1300 block of North 68th Street. The woman, who asked not to be identified, said in a phone interview Friday that she had just pulled all the way into her driveway to the back of the house and gotten her son out of their van. "As we got out of the van and got to the deck," she said, "from out of nowhere someone grabbed me." She said she was taken by two hands around her waist, and she instinctively …