Suspect attempts to steal purse; victim bites wrist

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By Erin Kennedy By Erin Kennedy

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police are searching for a woman who attempted to steal another woman’s purse then left the scene after the victim bit her wrist.

The incident occurred around 10:45 p.m. on Aug. 27 when the suspect approached the victim in the Chevron parking lot at 16th Street and Glendale Avenue. After the woman asked for a ride, money and food, she grabbed the victim’s purse from the front seat of her car.

The victim, 68, reached for her purse and bit the suspect's left wrist, causing her to let go. The suspect was last seen walking southbound on 16th Street from the gas station parking lot.

The Chevron store captured surveillance of the suspect before her attempted robbery.

The female suspect is described as white, between the ages of 50 and 55, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall and blond. She was last seen wearing a dark shirt.

Silent Witness is asking anyone who may have information regarding the case to contact them at 480-WITNESS, 480-948-6377, or toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS. Those with information can also leave an anonymous tip at Silent Witness is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest or indictment, but they must be contacted before an arrest and/or indictment of the suspect is made.