DSP Investigating Attempted Armed Robbery on Rt 1 in Rehoboth

Aug 01, 2013 -- 9:23am

Delaware State Police are currently investigating an attempted robbery of pedestrian walking along Route 1 in Rehoboth Wednesday morning.

Police say they were called to Route 1 near M&T Bank around 10:30 a.m. after a 21-year-old woman reported an attempted purse snatching; the victim told police that two young females approached her as she was walking northbound on the southbound shoulder of Route 1 and attempted to start a conversation. When the victim refused to talk with the girls, they grabbed her purse and attempted to pull it away; the victim was able to hold on to her purse while the trio fell to the ground in a struggle.  The two female suspects then fled the area without the purse toward Camelot Estates Mobile Home Park. 

The victim was not injured in the attack.

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