Suspect Grabs Purse from Victim in Tuesday Strong Arm Robbery

Published : Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 9:41 AM

Mar Vista Ave, Pasadena

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Police are investigating a strong arm robbery which occurred in the 100 block of Mar Vista Avenue on Tuesday at at 9:56 p.m.

Pasadena Police Lt. Pete Hettema said the victim, a 70-year old female from Pasadena, was walking up the stairs to her apartment complex when she was approached from behind by the suspect as he passed her. He pulled her purse off of her shoulder and ran. The force of the suspect pulling the purse caused the victim to fall down two stairs.

The suspect is a male Hispanic in his 20s, 5’9″ tall, and is heavy set. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The victim sustained a minor injury to her thumb but did not require any further medical treatment.

The suspect is still at large.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Pasadena Police at (626)- 744-4241, or you may report information anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477); by using your smartphone to download the “P3 Tips” mobile app on Google play or the Apple App Store; or by using the website

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