The Southington Police Department is investigating a purse snatching at a local theater yesterday.
Police received a call just before 2 p.m. on Jan. 12 reporting a strong-armed robbery at the Starplex Cinemas at 1821 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk.
The investigation showed two females, including the victim, parked in the east side front parking lot of the theater. The women began walking toward the building, but as they approached the front doors, a male suspect came up from behind and pushed the victim in the back. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s purse and ran towards the Rochambeau Mall.
The victim chased the thief, but fell to the ground causing a facial injury. The suspect was last seen running in an easterly direction through the Rochambeau Mall. A K-9 track for the suspect was unsuccessful.
The suspect is described as a white male, slim build, wearing a blue winter jacket with a blue knit hat.
Southington Police are actively investigating this incident. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or may have information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Ofc. J. D’Agostino at (860) 378-1600 ext. 2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.