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Woman Attacked in Maplewood Strong-Armed Robbery


By: Richard L. Smith 

Police in Maplewood are looking for a suspect wanted for an attack and armed robbery of a woman that occurred on November 13. 

According to police, central dispatch received a 911 call from a resident who reported an attempted strong-arm robbery around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of North Terrace and Edgewood Place. 

Police say the 42-year-old female victim reported that while walking home from the Maplewood train station, she observed a black-colored SUV pull up beside her and a passenger exit the vehicle.

According to Maplewood Police officials, the suspect was a black male approximately 5’10” in height and wore dark clothing. The assailant reportedly covered his face with a black scarf.

Police say the suspect pushed the victim to the ground and attempted to pull her pocketbook from her shoulder as he punched her several times.

According to police, the victim refused to release her belongings and the suspect gave up and ran back to an awaiting vehicle

He was last seen traveling Northbound on North Terrace towards Parker Avenue.

Nothing was reported taken and the victim refused medical attention.