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Purse snatcher on Oak Park Ave.

September 7th, 2018 4:51 PM

By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

 An Oak Park woman was the victim of theft in the 1000 block of South Oak Park Avenue at 9:32 a.m. on Sept. 6.

The woman was approached from behind by a male approximately between the ages of 16 and 19. He grabbed her black purse from her right shoulder, causing the strap to break. He then fled eastbound, according to police.

The purse contained an Illinois driver's license, cash, credit cards and an iPhone.

The offender was described as a black male with a medium complexion, about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, with a thin build. He wore a red-and-white hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and blue jeans.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com