Woman mugged, purse stolen in Oshkosh

Oshkosh Police Dept.
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OSHKOSH – A woman was mugged and her purse stolen outside a bar overnight, police say.

Around 2:20 a.m., Oshkosh police got a call from a 29-year-old woman who was waiting for a cab in the back parking lot of Screwballs, 216 N. Main St. She was calling to report that she had been in a dispute with another woman inside the bar. While she was on the phone, she told dispatchers “they’re coming back;” dispatchers then heard her yell “get off me.” The victim then told dispatchers her purse was taken. Police say she was also punched in the attack; she received medical attention from the Oshkosh Fire Dept. for a mouth injury.

The two women ran north on State St. after the robbery.

The woman told police she first encountered the two women who stole her purse inside the bar. She did not know them, however.

The purse was black and made of leather. It had personal belongings and some money inside.

Anyone with information is asked to call Oshkosh police at (920) 236-5742. Anonymous tips can also be left with Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477, online or by sending a text message with the keyword IGOTYA to 274637.

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