Hamburg Police Advise Residents of Recent Robbery, Robbery Attempt

December 15, 2011 Updated Dec 15, 2011 at 6:25 PM EDT

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Hamburg Police Advise Residents of Recent Robbery, Robbery Attempt

December 15, 2011 Updated Dec 15, 2011 at 6:25 PM EDT

Town of Hamburg Police issued a news release on Thursday advising residents of a recent robbery and robbery attempt against senior citizens in the Lake Avenue/South Park Avenue area.

According to the news release, an 83-year-old woman had her purse snatched from her car on Monday in the parking lot of the CVS. The victim's credit card was found to have been used in Niagara Falls later that day.

An 81-year-old woman was the victim of an attempted purse snatching on Tuesday and was knocked to the ground by a suspect who was later arrested. Police do not believe the suspect was the perpetrator in Monday's incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hamburg Police at 648-5118, extension 2614, or the Tip Line at extension 2847.