Press Release Aug 23rd 2017

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged robbery that occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on Monday August 21, 2017. The victim was loading groceries into her vehicle at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 100 Bluemont when a white female with brown hair got out of a dark colored passenger car and grabbed the victims purse from her shopping cart. The victim tried to get her purse back, jumping partially into the passenger side of the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle, left the Wal-Mart parking lot at a high rate of speed. The victim who remained partially inside the car hung onto the car until she was eventually dropped off in the vicinity of the 8000 block of Highway 24, Manhattan. The suspect vehicle then drove off in an unknown direction. The 44 year old female victim reported that she suffered minor injuries during the altercation.

Evidence collected at the scene and witness statements indicate that the
suspect vehicle is believed to be driven by a white female with blonde hair,
possibly wearing a purple shirt. The passenger in the suspect vehicle
was also described as a white female having with brown hair. The vehicle appears to be a dark colored 4-door passenger car with a sun roof, the exact make of the car is unknown at this time. Total loss was reported to exceed $800.00.

Suspect Vehicle

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle and people involved in this crime. Anyone who witnessed this incident or saw the vehicle traveling on McCall Road towards Highway 24 is asked to contact Investigations at the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at 785-457-3353.

Greg Riat