Friday, February 4, 2011

OPPD Investigates an Attempted Robbery

On February 3, 2011 Officers responded to an Attempted Robbery in the 9000 block of Metcalf Avenue. The victim was shopping inside the grocery store when her attention was drawn to a person who was standing very close to her cart. The suspect took hold of the strap of the victim’s purse and told the victim she would shoot her if she did not let her have the purse.

The victim resisted and physically pulled the purse out of the hands of the suspect. The suspect then fled the store to an unknown type car. The victim said she saw a black object on the suspect’s person that she believed was the bottom of a handgun.

The suspect was described as a black female roughly 5`04`` to 5`06`` tall and approximately 135-140 pounds. The suspect wore a black fluffy coat, black pants, and black boots. The victim said the suspect was basically covered from head to toe with clothes. The suspect wore a black hat or hood, large sunglasses, and black gloves. The victim said she could see a small amount of the suspect`s face around the glasses and between the head coverings.

Anyone one with information about this crime is asked to call the TIPS HOTLINE and 816-474-TIPS.