Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Mugging foiled by bag-swinging woman


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

A mugging attempt was reportedly foiled in Sun Valley last week after the victim flailed the would-be assailant with a bag filled with shoes.

Sun Valley Assistant Police Chief Mike Crawford said the attempted mugging occurred Thursday, March 27, shortly before 9 p.m. just east of the Sun Valley Lodge. Crawford said the victim, a 63-year-old woman employed by Sun Valley Co., was walking toward the lodge when she heard footsteps behind her. Then someone grabbed her arm.

"She had a bag with some shoes in it and she struck the suspect several times and started yelling, and the suspect ran off," Crawford said. "Nothing was taken. She, the victim, was not injured."

The woman was also carrying a purse and a bank bag, Crawford said.

The suspect remained at large as of Monday. Crawford said the woman described the would-be assailant as a white male about 6 feet tall and of slim build. He was reportedly wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes.




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