JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- On October 17, 2012, around 10 p.m., Janesville Police officers were dispatched to a report of a strong armed robbery outside of Bazingas Pub and Grill at 1110 Kellogg Av. When officers arrived they located a 41 year old Janesville woman who reported that she was outside of the bar smoking when an unknown man snatched her purse off her shoulder. The unidentified suspect was described as a male in his 20’s with short blonde hair and fled on foot to the west of the bar. It is believed that he then left the area in a vehicle.
Janesville Police have investigated a series of incidents similar to this over the past week. Prior incidents have been reported at Woodman’s Grocery Store and outside of the Boston Store at the Janesville Mall. It is unknown if any of the incidents are related. Anyone with information about this incident or any other crime is asked to call the Janesville Police Department at 755-3100 or Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 756-3636.