Saturday afternoon aggravated robbery

By The Mercury

Jessica Farmer, 61, of Manhattan, reported that she was attacked and that her pursue was taken at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Osage Street.

Farmer said she was struck with a blunt object while she was walking in the alley in the 900 block of Osage in Manhattan and the assailant then took her purse and fled.

She described that the suspect was thinly built and approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall. She described that the suspect was wearing a black jacket and a black hat. She was unable to provide the suspect’s race. Farmer was transported to Mercy Health Center by ambulance for treatment. 

Area residents contacted during the investigation reported seeing a suspicious man in the area prior to the robbery. RCPD is requesting that anyone with information regarding this incident or who may have seen a suspicious person in this area please contact RCPD at 785-537-2112.

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