Published On: Fri, Oct 2nd, 2015

Savannah-Chatham police seek suspects in alderwoman’s purse snatching

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  • A Savannah alderwoman was the victim of a purse-snatching on her own front porch Thursday.

The Savannah-Chatham police department’s Robbery Unit detectives are searching for two suspects in a purse snatching at the residence on the 600 block of East 41st Street just before 6 p.m. Thursday, according to Eunicia Baker, Savannah-Chatham police spokeswoman. Officers learned that Alderwoman Mary Osborne was approached by a male suspect requesting to use her phone while she was standing on the front porch of her home. Osborne declined, and a suspect shoved her to the ground, causing minor injuries. The  suspect snatched the her purse before running north. The second suspect ran south. Osborne’s injuries were treated at the scene.


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