- Associated Press - Monday, May 25, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Burlington police are seeking a suspect who tried to steal a woman’s purse and then assaulted a man walking with her.

Police say the assault took place just after 2 a.m. Monday near the corner of South Winooski Avenue and Cherry Street in Vermont’s largest city.

Police say the suspect was unsuccessful in his attempt to steal the woman’s purse. After the incident, the victim’s friend was treated for non-life threatening facial injuries.

The suspect is described as a thin, white male between 5-feet-5-inches and 5-feet-feet-9-inches tall with short brown hair.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Burlington police.

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