Purse stolen from residence Saturday evening

Homewood police report that a purse was stolen from a home Saturday evening while the resident was present.

The incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. at a home in the 17500 block of Sycamore Drive. The resident was not injured, police said. No weapon was mentioned or observed. The suspect left the residence on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described by police as an African American male about 18 to 20 years old with medium complexion, about 5 feet 6 inches tall with short hair and wearing a dark coat and blue jeans.

The Homewood Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the incident. Police ask anyone who has information about the incident to call 708-206-3420.

Police also reminded residents to contact the department whenever they observe suspicious people, vehicles or activity in their neighborhoods. Call 911 for any emergency situation. The ECom Dispatch non-emergency number is 708-799-6834.

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