Violent Strong Armed Robbery Caught on Camera


An investigation into an attempted strong armed robbery has police on the lookout.

On Thursday afternoon a man attempted to rob a  woman of her purse outside Puff N Stuff on 4th street. Surveillance video captured it all as the suspect dragged and pulled the victim by her purse across the street.

“There were four or five bystanders that actually tried aiding and you know capturing the guy but he fled the scene,” said West Hazleton police officer, Brian Dubin.

West Hazleton Police Department are posting updated information on their facebook page and following up on leads from the community.

“See what tips you get from there. Look at the different video surveillance’s in the area. Knock on different doors in the area. Talk to as many people as you can, try and gather as much information as [we] can.”

If you have information related to this incident you are asked to contact the West Hazleton Police Department at (570) 455-3733.

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