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Arrest made in Genesis purse snatching case

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UPDATE: Moline police have arrested the woman pictured in a series of surveillance video photos they say stole a purse from a second woman at the Genesis Medical Health Complex on 28th Avenue in Moline.

Watch: Moline PD release video of what happened during reported robbery at Genesis

A tip from CrimeStoppers led to the arrest of Julie M. Calderon of Port Byron, according to a release from Moline Police Detective Scott Williams. Calderon, 51, has been charged with one count of robbery and two counts of aggravated battery. She was transported to the Rock Island County Jail where she remains on $50,000 bond.


MOLINE — Police are sharing surveillance stills from a reported robbery that happened in the Genesis parking lot.

A 50-year-old woman who was walking to her car after leaving the Genesis Medical Health Complex on 28th Street was being followed by another woman, according to a statement from the Moline Police Department.  It was around 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12th.

Police said that when the 50-year-old woman got into her car “the suspect ripped the victim’s purse from her hands.”  The two struggled, leaving the victim with injuries.

Surveillance stills show the alleged robber wearing a pink sweater, which detectives later found at the scene, the police statement said. The suspect then took off in a car that is believed to be a a Ford escape.

Police are describing the suspect as an older white woman. If you have any information or can help identify the suspect, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500.

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