ALTON — A robber stole a woman’s purse outside Bluff City Bar and Grill Sunday night.
Pfc. Emily Hejna said police were called about the incident at 6:44 p.m. at the restaurant, 102 W. Ninth St.
A black man in his late 20s to early 30s, about 5 feet 10 inches with a thin build and wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, took the woman’s purse and ran away heading west. The woman was not hurt. She told police she believed the man pushed a gun into her back.
Police still are getting surveillance footage from the crime scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at (618) 463-3505, ext. 234.
Hejna said it’s important for people to pay attention when walking to their vehicles, be aware of their surroundings and leave immediately once inside the vehicle.
“Don’t sit in your car for an extended period of time,” she said.