A woman had her purse stolen at gunpoint in a midnight armed robbery near the 1000 block of Belmont Ave E.
According to East Precinct radio dispatches, a 911 caller reported just after midnight that a woman came to the resident’s door and said she had been robbed minutes ago nearby.
The victim told police the suspect held a silver pistol as he stole her purse before fleeing on foot before possibly leaving the area in a waiting vehicle. The suspect was described as an Hispanic male in his mid 20s to 30s, around 5’7″ and wearing a striped shirt and tan khaki shorts at the time of the stick-up.
The victim was not injured in the robbery.
A K-9 unit was dispatched to the area to search for the suspect but no arrests were reported.