Man attacks woman in alley with axe, steals purse

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 10:53 PM

SPOKANE--Police are on the lookout for a man who attacked a woman with an axe and stole her purse.

It happened around 5:10 a.m., Sunday in the 2000 block of East 1st Street.

The man attacked the woman in an alley behind a house in the area.  The suspect hit the victim in the mouth and arm with the axe, and then stole her purse.  The woman’s injuries are considered non life-threatening.

A K9 Unit was brought in to try and track the subject but was unable to find him.

The suspect is described as a tall white male with black, baggy clothing.

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