"A mugging just took place on the 1400 block of Winnemac [around 3:40pm on Sunday].
A male attacked a woman who was walking alone heading west on Winnemac. The male had grabbed the woman's purse and dragged her along the sidewalk. The victim called out for help and several neighbors came to her aid.The woman was frightened, yet held onto her belongings. Unfortunately, the male did flee the scene.Description given to police: African American Male about 5'10" to 6', wearing a black leather coat with white fur trimmed hood. Male was also wearing jeans and tan Timberland boots."
- Yay, neighbors who came to the rescue! Proud to have people like you in our community.
- Lady who was mugged: Good job of not being a passive victim.
- If you happen to see someone fitting the description and dress of the mugger, call 911. Do NOT try to be a hero. That's what you pay the cops for.
- Be careful. Take precautions, even while walking in your own neighborhood. The holidays are a time of increased crime. Some crimes can't be prevented, and no one is blaming the victim here. But listen to your spidey sense and don't think "it won't happen to me."