Police offer $1,000 reward for would-be purse snatcher

Unsuccessful suspect hopped on a downtown trolley
Posted at 9:57 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 12:57:00-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in an attempted robbery last fall in downtown San Diego and are offering a $1,000 reward for information. 

The woman is wanted for allegedly running up on a victim from behind and trying to steal her purse, which was being worn across the victim's chest, according to the San Diego Police.

The victim's mother and friend pulled the suspect off the victim, but then the suspect began punching and pushing them before she fled the scene and hopping onto a Metropolitan Transit System trolley, officials said. 

The incident allegedly happened at 1100 Sixth Avenue on October 7 around 10:20 p.m. 

Police described the suspect as a black female in her 20s, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 feet tall, and weighs 125 pounds. She was wearing a multicolored top, blue jeans and pink tennis shoes. She also had a medium-sized light colored dog with her when she boarded the trolley.  

If you have information on the identity or location of this suspect, contact San Diego Police at 619-744-9500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8471. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy