VICTIM ZONE: Mugging outside Blackburns Market

Blackburns Market is one of several hundred unsafe businesses listed on OFCC's Do Not Patronize While Armed database.

September 3, 2004
Portsmouth Daily Times

New Boston Police officers is [sic] asking for the public’s assistance in locating an man who mugged a women [sic] for her purse in a parking lot on Wednesday.

According to a report from the New Boston Police, around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, a 39-year-old Portsmouth woman was in the parking lot near the Dollar General store and Blackburns Market. As she was getting in her car, a white male approached her, knocked her to the ground and stole her purse.

The man ran to the passenger side of a waiting car which then drove off at a high speed, the report said.

There were several witnesses to the crime, but no one got the license plate number. The small car was described as red or maroon, possibly a Chevrolet Corsica.

The robbery suspect is described as a heavy-set white male in his 20s with brown hair in bowl-cut style. He was wearing blue shorts and a red T-shirt. The driver of the car was described as a black male, possibly in his 20s, with a short haircut.

The victim suffered only minor injuries when she was knocked to the ground. She was treated at the scene.

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