Brookfield police are in the unique predicament of searching for a victim rather than a suspect after an attempted purse snatching at on Sunday. The victim’s purse was returned and officers captured the suspect, however they never spoke with the victim and need her to come forward to file an official complaint.
According to Maj. Jay Purcell, the suspect, whose name was not released, took the purse around 12:17 p.m. Sunday but was stopped by a bystander in the supermarket, who was able to recover the purse. The mugger fled, however police apprehended him shortly thereafter. By the time police arrived at Shop Rite, the victim had left, Purcell said.
Police are now searching for the victim to see if she would like to press charges and seek an arrest.
Any witnesses who may know the victim’s identity are asked to contact Cpl. Kevin Brooks at the , 203-775-2575.