West St. Paul seeks help in identifying robbery suspects

West St. Paul police are asking for help in identifying the three males allegedly involved in a purse snatching Nov. 28 outside of Target on Robert Street.

The West St. Paul Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying three suspects involved in a robbery that happened late in the evening on Monday, Nov. 28, at West St. Paul's Target.

According to a press release, three men or boys watched as an elderly woman returned merchandise at the service counter. As the victim was walking to her car, one of the three ran up behind her and forcibly pulled her purse out of her hand.

Police Chief Bud Shaver said the 85-year-old victim received minor injuries to her left arm/hand when her purse was stolen.

The three suspects then ran across the street to an adjacent parking lot and fled in an unknown motor vehicle.

At this time, the identities of the suspects are unknown, and the make, model, color and license plate of their car is also unknown.

Anyone with information about the identity of any of the suspects is encouraged to call the West St. Paul Police Department at 651-552-4200 or remain anonymous by visiting www.wspmn.gov and clicking on the Report a Concern link. 


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