MANKATO (TEC News) – Police are looking for a man who tried to steal the purse of a woman during Thursday night’s Minnesota State-Augustana football game.
The 23-year-old woman told officers she was in the bleachers at Blakeslee Stadium just before 10 p.m. when the suspect grabbed her purse and fled.
A 26-year-old man who was with the victim gave chase on foot. While running away, the suspect dropped the purse and the man was able to confront the suspect in a near-by parking lot.
That when the suspect pulled out a dark, semi-automatic handgun and held it at his side.
The man who gave chase turned and left the area.
The suspect is described as a male in his early 20s with a lighter complexion. He is about 5’-10” with and average build. He was wearing a dark, medium-length coat over a Minnesota Vikings sweatshirt and a stocking cap.
Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1.