The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Criminal Investigation Unit is requesting the assistance of the general public in identifying the person responsible for an attempted robbery on Sunday.
Around 2:25 p.m., RNC officers responded to a complaint of an attempted robbery in the Dominion parking lot on Blackmarsh Road in St. John’s.
A 68-year-old woman was walking to her vehicle when she was approached by another woman who attempted to steal her purse.
The suspect wasn't successful and ran from the area. The victim, who was pulled along the ground, according to the RNC, sustained minor injuries and was treated on the scene by paramedics.
The suspect is described as about five feet, six inches tall, 135 to 140 pounds, with brown ‘untidy hair,’ pale skin and dark ‘sunken’ eyes. She was also described as wearing a pink hoodie with dark black or blue splash pants.
The RNC is asking anyone with information in relation to this crime to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the N.L. Crime Stoppers website at: www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating an attack on a woman in a St. John's supermarket parking lot Sunday.
According to the RNC, a woman was physically attacked by an unknown female around 2:25 p.m. as she was walking to her vehicle at Dominion, Blackmarsh Road. The attacker attempted to take the victim’s purse and pulled her along the ground.
The RNC said the incident was initially reported as a motor vehicle accident but no accident had occurred.
The victim received minor injuries.
The incident remains under investigation.