New London police are investigating after an armed robber stole a woman’s purse in the area of Bank Street and Blinman Street on Wednesday evening.
According to police, the female victim was approached by a man armed with a handgun around 7 p.m. Dec. 18. He grabbed her purse and ran. Police said the victim was not injured during the encounter.
The suspect is described as a black man wearing a ski mask, gray sweat pants and a gray hooded sweatshirt. He stands about 5-feet-7-inches tall and fled in the direction of Red Street, police said.
Authorities are actively investigating.