The Free Press, Mankato, MN

January 11, 2013

Woman reports attempted mugging in Mankato


The Free Press

MANKATO — A 22-year-old woman reported to Mankato police she was mugged Thursday night.

The woman said she was walking home from work at about 10:30 p.m. and was near Commodore Drive and Belle Avenue when a newer dark-colored car — possibly a Honda — pulled up. A lone male occupant got out of the car and asked her for a cigarette. He then attempted to grab her purse.

The woman said after she defended herself and got away, the man left the area in the vehicle.

The suspect is described as a man in his 30s, who is about 6-feet tall. He has a beard, short hair and was wearing a dark-colored coat.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact public safety staff at 387-8780.