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Woman Kicked From Behind and Robbed in Petaluma

The robbery was reported Sunday night.

Petaluma Police say a woman was kicked by a stranger and then purse-snatched while walking in downtown Petaluma Sunday night.

The robbery happened around 9:15 p.m. behind the Petaluma Museum, on B and 4th streets.

The victim told police she was walking when she was kicked from behind by a man she described as Hispanic, about 30 years old, standing 5-foot-4-inches, and wearing gray sweat pants with blue bands around both legs. He was last seen running toward Petaluma Boulevard North, police say.

The woman was not injured, but the robber made off with her purse–which also contained her cellphone, keys and cash.

"While robberies are not common in Downtown Petaluma, there has been an increase in property crimes during this holiday season," Police said in a press release. "Residents should be aware of their surroundings while walking at night and use well-lit areas."

Petaluma Police ask anyone with information on this case to call 707-778-4372.

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Darris December 17, 2013 at 01:03 AM
I see women walking around with big purses hanging pretty casually on their arm or in their hands and think, "if I were a thief, taking her purse would be a walk in the park." I don't often carry a purse around with me but when I do I carry it close to my body and walk with intention. So sorry this woman was robbed . . . very frightening. BTW, I do feel as safe in Petaluma as anywhere else.
Brian Farris January 14, 2014 at 04:41 PM
Preying on women at night.real class act .hope your mama is proud of you cucaracha.

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