Woman mugged and purse stolen at Lincoln mall

Lincoln Police say a woman walking out to her car at Westfield Gateway Mall had her purse stolen.

Captain Chris Peterson says at about 9:30 p.m. Monday, the suspect confronted the woman and demanded her purse.  He took the purse, that was valued at $300 and everything that was in it.  Police describe the suspect as a black man in his 20s with dreadlocks and wearing a hoodie.  They say he left in a blue Taurus.

Just about an hour later, a police officer spotted the blue Taurus near 27th & W streets.  Peterson says two men got out of the car and fled on foot.  A third suspect stayed in the car, was detained and is currently being questioned.  Police say the car had been stolen from the apartment complex on 41st and Normal.  Police are still looking for the two men who ran away.

If you have any information on this or other crimes, call crimestoppers at 402-475-3600