Police searching for wallet snatcher

Police are still searching for the male suspect who fled after demanding the wallet from a 23-year-old Republic Street employee early this morning. The victim was at the rear southwest corner of the building at 2:18 a.m. when the suspect hit his right wrist and forearm with a blunt object. The victim said the impact knocked his right hand off the steering wheel of the tow motor the employee was using to move empty steel crates.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

Police are still searching for the male suspect who fled after demanding the wallet from a 23-year-old Republic Street employee early this morning.

The victim was at the rear southwest corner of the building at 2:18 a.m. when the suspect hit his right wrist and forearm with a blunt object. The victim said the impact knocked his right hand off the steering wheel of the tow motor the employee was using to move empty steel crates.

"He said the pain felt like a shock on his arm," Norwalk Police Capt. Dave Light wrote.

The man, dressed in a dark ski mask and a tan hooded jacket that was up, then demanded the man's wallet. The victim threw the wallet toward the suspect, who picked it off the ground and then "ran south across the field toward the Ernsthausen Community Center," Light said.

"He (the victim) lost sight of him as he rounded the backstop to the softball field," the officer continued.

Officers were on scene within a minute and searched the area for almost 20 minutes without finding the suspect. The victim declined treatment for his arm. The incident remains under investigation.

Comments

Dang!! (Anonymous)

DANG!!! Those crack heads are getting bold!!

i bet (Anonymous)

he ran to parsons street apts, or gallup dumps by the tracks, where else could he flee on foot that quick, metro houseing, just my opinion

YEA RIGHT (Anon...

Should have just got off the machine and kicked his butt.

YEA RIGHT (Anon...

Should have just got off the machine and kicked his butt.But then again he probably would have had the right to file a lawsuit and probably could get a ton of money cuz his rights were violated,you know if you defend your self you are asking for some lawyer to get a chance at some easy money.

WoW! (Anonymous)

Police were on the scene within one minute, and they still didn't find him????? Good job guys!

rusty (Anonymous)

well i feel sorry for the man geetting ripped off,but no weapon i.e a gun ,damn man i would never surrender in that instance .