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Attempted robbery in Schuylkill

Published March 08. 2013 05:03PM

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a Schuylkill County business.

Troopers said the incident occurred about 6:05 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in a lot outside the Giant Market, located at 1544 SR61, in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Tracy Jansson, 48, of Schuylkill Haven, was loading groceries into the trunk of her vehicle when a male grabbed her purse strap and attempted to run away with the purse.

Jansson was able to hold on to the purse and the suspect fled when she screamed. He was observed getting into a blue four-door sedan and fled south on SR61. Jansson was not injured.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 739-1330.

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