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Attempted Purse Snatch Not Far From Greenwich Police Headquarters

Police said the woman's purse fell to the ground, and she was able to retrieve it as the suspect ran off with her cell phone.

Police are investigating a report that a brazen purse snatcher tried to make off with female Greenwich resident's purse — and almost made off with her cell phone — at about 4:30 p.m. Monday as she was walking on Bruce Park Avenue.

According to police the 46 year old woman, who was alone, was on the sidewalk when suddenly an unknown male subject ran up to her and tried to snatch her purse. Police said the woman's purse fell to the ground, and she was able to retrieve it as the suspect ran off with her cell phone.

Police said the cell phone was later recovered not far from the scene.

Police said the incident was not immediately reported.

The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a black T-shirt and white shorts. No age range was given.

Police are investigating.

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Dwayne Allen, 27, of Windsor was issued a misdemeanor infraction for possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Police said an officer on patrol on East Putnam Avenue in Riverside observed a gray Suzuki with a missing front license plate at about 5:52 p.m. When the officer ran a check on the registration number the vehicle came up as possibly stolen.

The officer stopped the vehicle and, upon a search, found a small amount of marijuana in a paper bag on the back seat. Allen, who was an occupant in the vehicle, admitted the marijuana was his, according to police. The owner of the vehicle was issued a ticket for failure to have front license plate.

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Police are working with the CT Transit authority in their investigation into the possible theft of a Port Chester woman's purse on Monday, Aug. 13, while she was riding a bus from Port Chester to Greenwich.

Police said the victim reported that she boarded the bus in Port Chester, carrying a couple of bags and her purse, but when she reached her stop in Greenwich she noticed that her purse was missing. Police said the purse contained the woman's identification, keys and a small amount of cash, among other belongings.

Police said with the help of the CT Transit Authority they will be reviewing the bus surveillance tapes to see what may have occurred.

About this column: Arrest information is supplied by the Greenwich Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

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