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Attempted robbery at Wollaston T Thursday night

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  February 21, 2014 01:10 PM

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Quincy police are looking for a man accused of attempted robbery on Thursday night.

According to police, a woman was walking home from the Wollaston T station at 8:28 p.m. when a man jumped out of the bushes at the corner of Willet and Marlboro streets.

The man allegedly grabbed the woman’s pocketbook and tried to wrestle it free, knocking the woman to the ground. The woman told police she held on to the bag and was dragged a few feet while screaming for help.

The suspect soon let go of the purse and fled down Beach Street.

Police said the suspect was described as a six-foot-tall, clean-shaven white male who was wearing a dark blue pullover hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Quincy Police.

While robberies around Quincy T stations have been common, police said the city hasn’t had any since last fall.

According to Police Captain John Dougan, additional patrols have been put on in the area, but the biggest deterrent is for people to be aware.

“People have to be more aware of their surroundings,” Dougan said. “A lot of them have cell phones, iPods…we ask people to be more aware of their surroundings and if they see anything suspicious, contact us right away.”

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