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Phillipsburg police seek purse snatcher

Sixty-seven-year-old woman injured in strong arm robbery

Phillipsburg police search for robbery suspect

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - Phillipsburg police are looking for a purse snatcher who knocked a 67-year-old woman to the ground Sunday night. 

The strong-arm robbery happened at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday at South Main and Cross streets.

Police report the woman was walking when approached by the male, who grabbed her purse and knocked her down, then fled.

The victim, who resides in the city,  complained of hip pain. She was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Warren County for treatment of her injuries.

Police described the suspect as a thin male, race unknown, who was wearing dark-colored pants and a hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Phillipsburg police at 908-454-1121.

All calls will be kept confidential.


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