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Woman Thrown to the Ground, Robbed in Montclair


Montclair Police are looking for a suspect wanted for a violent aggravated assault robbery in the city last week. 

According to Montclair Police, on Tuesday, May 24, a female victim was walking with her caretaker in the area of Plymouth Street and Wilde Place when they were approached from behind by a male suspect.

Police officials said the male suspect grabbed the victim's purse and threw her to the ground.

After taking the purse, police say the suspect ran to an awaiting vehicle and fled the scene.

He is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30's who wore all black clothing and had a light blue cloth mask under his chin.

The suspect had short dark curly hair and was approximately 5'8" to 6'0" in height. Police said the suspect's vehicle was described as a silver Honda Accord with temporary registration.

The victim suffered abrasions to both knees, both palms, her right shoulder and the right side of her face.

She was treated by Montclair EMS and transported to Mountainside Hospital for further treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dan Heiser at (973) 509-4724.