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Woman reports robbery at knifepoint in alley



A 33-year-old woman told the Bloomington Police Department she was attacked and robbed at knifepoint in an alleyway Thursday morning across from the Shalom Community Center. 

A witness reported the attacker was a white male in his late 30s with shoulder-length dark hair wearing blue jeans and a white shirt. The witness told officers they did not see a knife but saw an argument in the alley.

The victim was not at the Shalom Center when police arrived, and she gave a different description of the man when they located her. 

She said her attacker was a 40-year-old white male, about 6 feet 1 inches tall with brown hair and a long goatee, wearing a red shirt with cut sleeves and denim shorts.

She told officers she was walking down the alley around 9:20 a.m. when a red pickup truck pulled up behind her and a man got out. She reported the man walked toward her and yelled “give me your purse.”

He then reportedly grabbed her by the neck, threatened her with a long silver hunting knife and tried to wrestle the purse away.

She told officers she fell down during the struggle, and the man left with her bag. 

Police are working to locate a suspect. 

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