Police Searching for Victim of Purse Snatching

Brookfield police are seeking the identity of the victim of an attempted purse snatching at Shop Rite Sunday.

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.

Bee Rye January 21, 2012 at 03:32 AM
I have heard of 3 breakins in Brookfield in the last month. If you see anything suspicious please call the police. We all have to help our neighbors.
Phil Reilly January 21, 2012 at 05:19 AM
We, as residents of Brookfield need to be more vigilant...it is just not fair to expect the cops to be able to be on top of all these crimes; they can't be everywhere at once. No, WE need to be more aware as individuals. Kudos to the guy that went after the perp in this crime, but we ALL need to get involved. Some of us have grown up in Brookfield and remember when it was a much safer place; others of us have come from neighborhoods that we have seen fall to ruins because crime was allowed to grow and flourish, so we have moved to a place that is safer to raise our children. Let's not let this wonderful town suffer the fate of so many others like it...let's keep it a place that is both safe and ideal to raise our families in. Unfortunately, the times dictate that we cannot afford the luxury of looking the other way when we feel something looks shady, nor can we walk around with our heads in the clouds...be watchful, and if something doesn't look right to you, point it out to someone that can offer assistance .As I have indicated previously, I would relish the chance to help get one or more of these swine off our streets, ...and I am not alone. Let's work together and do whatever it takes to clean up our town.. Remember, the more eyes that these criminals have to worry about, the less likely they are to succeed. If they know that people are intimidated by them or will allow them to operate with impunity, they will only thrive. Let's work together to crush this pestilence!
PRA January 21, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Crime is also happening in our schools. Multiple robberies in the HS this week. We have to warn our kids to be watchful and vigilant while in school as well.
Steven DeVaux January 21, 2012 at 05:00 PM
PRA, As long as it's not sarcasm, it's not prosecuted. Besides, the Board of Education and parents will blame it on "out-of-town" kids and let it die a death there. Laws, rules, regulations are all useless when not enforced vigilantly and the the full entent of the law by those being paid by townsfolk. Selective enforcement based on favoritism and who-you-know is why it's rampant today.
Brookfield Grad March 08, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Why does everything always have to turn political in these comments....give it up for once! We realize some people are never happy with town politics but every news story doesn't have to turn into a political topic (as some seem to be trying to do)!


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