November 8, 2012
A 54-year-old Glendale woman told police two men appeared to work together in following her into an apartment building to snatch her purse, police said. The woman had just parked her car and was walking home about 11:05 p.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of East Elk Avenue while carrying a laptop and purse, according to the Glendale Police Department. After passing by a man who was staring at her, she looked back and noticed he was following her, police said. Soon after, a second man appeared.
October 25, 2001
Amber Willard DOWNTOWN -- Glendale Police are investigating a robbery in which a man stole a woman's purse from her grasp just outside the Glendale Galleria. The woman had just walked out of J.C. Penney at 1 p.m. Monday when she was approached by a man who tried to pull her purse from her by the shoulder strap, police said. The woman struggled for her purse but was overpowered by the robber, she told police. The man, carrying the purse, ran south toward Colorado Street, according to police reports.
August 3, 2001
Amber Willard SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- Glendale Police are searching for a bicyclist who stole a woman's purse as she walked on a sidewalk. The woman was in the 300 block of West Elk Avenue about noon Wednesday when a man on a bicycle rode behind her and pulled her purse from under her arm, police said. The man continued riding west on Elk Avenue and out of sight, the woman told police. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Glendale Crime Stoppers, an anonymous hotline, at 507-7867.
October 26, 2001
Amber Willard SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- Glendale Police are searching for a man who jerked a woman's purse from her shoulder and ran away. The robbery occurred in the 200 block of South Pacific Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The woman was walking on the sidewalk when someone pulled her purse from behind, according to police reports. She spun around and fell down, and saw the man running away with her purse in his hand, police said. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Glendale Crime Stoppers, an anonymous hotline, at 507-7867.
June 1, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Glendale Police are looking for four men who tried to grab a woman's purse, then tried to run over a man who followed them. The woman told police she was walking east in the 1800 block of Chevy Chase Drive at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday when someone pushed her from behind and grabbed her purse. She screamed and the purse strap broke, but the man ran away without the purse. A man working on his car in a nearby driveway heard the scream and saw the struggle.
January 31, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Glendale Police are looking for two men who snatched a woman's purse. The 30-year-old woman was sitting on a bench at a bus stop at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday at California and Glendale avenues when the men approached from behind and asked if she had any money, according to police. She became uncomfortable and reached for her purse sitting next to her, and the men yanked it out of her hands before fleeing south on Glendale Avenue, according to the police report.
June 2, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Two teens suspected of assaulting a woman and stealing her purse were behind bars Friday thanks to some good Samaritans, police said. Henry Cortez, 18, and a 16-year-old boy, both of Los Angeles, were arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The incident reportedly occurred Thursday evening at about 6:20 p.m. near the intersection of Harvard and North Verdugo Road. The two young men, walking south along the street, approached a 50-year-old woman walking north and asked her for the time, Glendale Police spokesman Sgt. Rick Young said.