Strong Armed Robbery / Purse Snatching, 2/1/22

On February 1, 2022, at approximately 7:14 PM, the Fairfield Police Department responded to a report of a robbery which occurred at Stop and Shop, 760 Villa Avenue.

An investigation revealed that a 70-year-old female had entered the vestibule area of the entrance to Stop & Shop when an unknown male subject came up from behind and grabbed her purse. As the male tried to pull the purse away, the female held on to the purse in an attempt to retain possession of it.  As a result, both the female and the male subject fell to the ground. The subject then picked up the purse and fled in a vehicle.

The female victim was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

A witness described the suspect as a black male in his early 20’s, wearing a black ski mask and dressed in all black.  The same witness reported the suspect entered a small sedan occupied by three other unknown individuals.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect(s) involved, or further description of the vehicle used, is asked to contact the Fairfield Police Department Investigative Division at (203) 254-4840.

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