East Haven Police are investigating an alleged purse snatching that occurred to an elderly woman at a busy Main Street coffee shop early Wednesday morning.
According to East Haven Police Sgt. David Emerman, at about 6:27 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the Dunkin Donuts at 320 Main Street for a reported purse snatching.
"The complainant, a woman in her 70’s, reported that upon exiting her vehicle in the parking lot, a white male near her vehicle briefly spoke to her, then approached her and grabbed her purse out of her hand and began running south on Taylor Avenue," Emerman stated.
The suspected is described as male, about 6 feet tall, who was wearing a ball cap and blue jeans at the time the incident occurred.
"Officers recovered a shirt and ball cap on a nearby street, believed to be connected to this incident," Emerman stated.
He added that, at this time, the department "is investigating several leads."
Investigators are asking any one who may have additional information about the incident to contact East Haven Police Department at 203-468-3820.