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IUPUI issues crime alert after attempted purse snatching in parking garage

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INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 11, 2014) – IUPUI issued a crime alert after a woman says a man tried to take her purse in a parking garage.

It happened between noon and 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Barnhill Garage, 345 Barnhill Dr.

The woman said she was looking for her vehicle on the garage’s second floor when a man approached her and tried to steal her purse. After the unsuccessful attempt, the man ran off. IU Police at Indianapolis said the woman wasn’t hurt. The man didn’t say a word and never displayed a weapon, the woman told police.

The woman said her assailant was a white male who was about 5’9” with black work pants, a dark jacket and navy blue ski mask.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS or IU Police at 274-7911.