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Attempted Purse Snatching in Valpo

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Police in Valparaiso responded to the parking lot the K-Mart on Calumet Avenue around 5-o'clock Monday evening for the report of an attempted purse snatching. Police say the female victim was walking toward the front door of the store when a young male subject walked toward her talking on a cell phone, then grabbed her purse, but was unable to pull it away, then ran eastbound across the parking lot toward Calumet Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to call Valparaiso Police.
Additional info released by police::
The subject was described as a young black male 14yrs-16yrs old, approximate 5'7"/140 lbs, wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt and dark colored long shorts. The male's hair was described as curly/or dread locks.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Valparaiso Police Department at (219) 462-2135.
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