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Police seek two in robbery attempt

January 21, 2009

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Police say a woman was thrown to the ground in a robbery attempt Tuesday night as she walked through an alley on her way home from work.

The woman had walked into the alley that runs north and south next to 12 Pen Mar St. at about 9:30 p.m. when she was thrown to the ground and two men tried to steal her purse, police said. The woman screamed, a porch light came on in a nearby home and the men ran north in the alley toward Pen Mar Street without the purse, police said.

The woman was not injured during the attack, police said.

The men were described as about 18 or 19 years old, wearing dark clothing and knit caps, police said.

Anyone with information may contact Waynesboro Police at 717-762-2131 or 717-762-2132.

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