BREAKING: Police investigate alleged mugging in Shop Rite parking lot

Feb 28 2019 | 02:55 AM

    WEST MILFORD – Police said Thursday that they are investigating an attempted purse snatching in the parking lot of Shop Rite on Marshal Hill Road.
    According to a press release from police, officers were dispatched to the lot on Monday, Feb. 25, at approximately 9:50 a.m.
    A female victim told the officers that she had just parked her vehicle and was walking toward Shop Rite when she was approached by an adult male in his 50’s with salt and pepper hair who asked her where Frank’s Pizza was located.
    As she gave directions the man allegedly grabbed her purse in an attempt to take it, police said.
    The woman told police she fell to the ground and was able to keep the purse.
    She said the man then got into a dark green vehicle with orange New York plates and fled in an unknown direction.
    Anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Michael Malfetti at (973) 728-2878 or m.malfetti@wmtpd.org.