The Glendora Police Department is asking for the community’s help with investigating a strong arm robbery that occurred on Valentine’s Day.
The female victim was robbed by the male suspect who punched the victim in the face, forcibly took her purse and dragged the woman as she tried to hold on to her property, causing the victim to sustain bruises and lacerations to her hip.
The female victim was seated on a bus bench in the 2300 block of East Foothill Boulevard at Amelia Avenue at 8:25 p.m., Feb. 14, when she was approached by the suspect, who then asked her what time it was. When the victim looked up to respond, the suspect began punching her face, said Glendora Police in a written statement.
The victim sustained facial lacerations from the punching.
The suspect tried to take the victim’s purse, but dragged her as she held on. The victim was dragged up to 30 feet until the purse straps broke, causing the victim to fall and sustain more injuries, police said.
The suspect ran northbound through a parking lot, jumped into the drivers seat of a bronze Chevrolet SUV with the purse and fled westbound on Route 66.
The suspect is described as a white male, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 170 pounds and sported light brown hair tucked under a black beanie. He also wore a white t-shirt at the time of the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Marty Amaro at (626) 914-8281, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the Glendora Police Department at (626) 914-8250. You can remain anonymous.