Birmingham officer becomes purse snatch victim - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Birmingham officer becomes purse snatch victim

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A Birmingham police officer became the victim Tuesday of an attempted robbery.

Birmingham Police say a family services detective was patrolling a neighborhood in east Birmingham Tuesday afternoon looking for information on a case when two men tried to steal the purse out of her car. She scuffled with the men as her car continued to move forward. The car finally hit a pole, allowing the two suspects to get away with the officer's purse.

The officer called for help and nearby officers located the purse and one of the suspects. The second suspect got away.

No one was hurt.

Copyright 2010 WBRC. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly