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Woman robbed while walking downtown

Published: Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.

A woman was attacked and robbed on Sunday night as she walked downtown near the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum. Police are looking for witnesses who may be able to provide more information on the case.

Shortly after 9 p.m., the victim was walking downtown when she was approached from behind and kicked. The attacker was described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 30 years old; who was about 5-feet, 4-inches; and wore gray sweatpants with blue bands around both legs.

The victim was not injured, but the suspect did take off with her purse containing cash, a cellphone and her keys. The suspect was last seen running towards Petaluma Boulevard North.

Police said there is often an uptick of robberies during the holiday season. This year has been particiualrly bad for commercial robberies and car break-ins. The Petaluma Police Department reminds residents to be aware of their surroundings while walking at night and use well light areas.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call the Petaluma Police Department at 778-4372.

— Argus-Courier staff

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