Police detain "person of interest" in Friday robberyMitchell police have detained a "person of interest" in a strong-armed robbery that occurred Friday evening, the city's Department of Public Safety reported early Saturday.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
Mitchell police have detained a "person of interest" in a strong-armed robbery that occurred Friday evening, the city's Department of Public Safety reported early Saturday.
Police said the incident took place in a parking lot on North Foster Street, on the east side of the road near Avera Queen of Peace Hospital. A man approached a woman as she entered her vehicle. The man stole the woman’s purse, then fled the scene on foot. The victim’s purse was recovered in a nearby residential area.
The man is described as approximately 25 years old, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10 inches tall, with dark hair and possible tattoos on his left arm.
Local officers were reminding residents to lock their doors Friday night and remove keys from and lock their vehicles. Officers said the suspect was considered dangerous.
The Saturday morning update, issued at 2:28 a.m. by the Department of Public Safety's text and email alert system, says "responsive action is no longer required" under the "Urgency" category of the alert.