Janesville Police investigate attempted robbery at mall

Posted Tuesday, March 11, 2014 --- 12:09 p.m.

Janesville Police are investigated an attempted robbery that happened at the Janesville Mall Monday night.

Officers were called to the mall at 9:05 p.m.

The victims tell police they were in the southeast mall parking lot when they were approached by a man who told them to give him their property.

The man tried to grab a purse, but got away without getting anything.

Officers describe the suspect as: a male, black, tall and thin, wearing a grey face mask and a black hooded sweatshirt.

The suspect fled in a maroon Crown Victoria with two other occupants.

Anyone with information on this attempted robbery is encouraged to call Detective Chris Buescher at (608)755-3044 or Janesville Crimestoppers at (608)756-3636.

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