Two Fresno High-area women called police Sunday after a woman armed with what appeared to be a pistol tried to rob them near Palm and Clinton avenues.
Lt. Joe Gomez said the incident took place about 3:15 p.m. as the friends were walking near Harrison and Harvard avenues. That’s when a man driving a small, bright green sports car drove up and and the woman jumped out of the passenger side of the vehicle.
She used a slur before saying, “Give me your purse.”
One of the victims told police that she wasn’t sure if the weapon brandished by the suspect was real, but the suspect apparently became frightened, possibly because she saw a man walking a dog nearby, Gomez said. The suspect then jumped back in the car and the driver sped north on Harrison. The woman was described as between 25 and 30 years old. She was dressed in black pants and a black top and a multi-colored sweater.
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