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DYER — Police are seeking tips after a man attempted to rob a woman Sunday night outside the Jewel-Osco, was hit by a vehicle and fled.

The woman told Dyer police she was in the store parking lot at 805 Joliet St. about 6:30 p.m. when a man attempted to steal her purse.

The man was able to take her purse, but he was subsequently struck by a vehicle driven by a "concerned citizen," police said.

The man dropped the purse and ran to a small black or gray four-door passenger car, police said. The car fled south on Calumet Avenue.

Police on Tuesday released surveillance images from the incident.

Anyone with information about the man or the vehicle is asked to call detectives at 219-865-1163.


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