Bystander stops purse theft in Town of Sweden

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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says that around 3:30 Thursday afternoon, Deputies responded to the report of an attempted robbery at 1561 Nathaniel Poole Trail in Brockport.

Deputies say that an elderly female was exiting the Gamestop, located behind Walmart, when a purple Mazda pulled up and a black man exited the vehicle. The suspect approached the elderly female and grabbed her purse.

The bystander then tackled the suspect causing them both to fall into the suspect’s vehicle. The purse strap broke and the male bystander struck his head on the suspect’s vehicle.  

The suspect was able to flee in the vehicle that was occupied by another male, but was unable to steal the purse. 

According to Deputies, the elderly victim was uninjured and the bystander suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. 

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