Purse stolen after woman mugged on Empire Avenue

Purse stolen after woman mugged on Empire Avenue

A St. John's woman says she was knocked down and her purse was stolen Wednesday night.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers and a K9 unit were called to the mugging incident on an undisclosed section of Empire Avenue around 9:30 p.m.

The woman told police she was walking along the road when she was pushed to the ground.

She wasn't hurt in the incident.

As of early Thursday morning, police haven't made an arrest and the incident is under investigation.

Police did not specify how many suspects were involved.