Female battered in attempted purse snatching

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Jasper Police Department is asking for the public’s help as officers investigate an attempted purse snatching in which a female was battered.

Police say the assault occurred in the 400 block of West Ninth Street at about 8:45 p.m.

A young male wearing a hooded sweatshirt attempted to take the female victim’s purse, according to police. The victim was battered during the incident and the suspect fled on foot without the purse, police said.

Anyone with information on the assault or video surveillance footage from the area is asked to call Jasper police at 812-482-2255 or the department’s anonymous tip line: 812-481-COPS (2677).

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