MENTOR, Ohio — The Mentor Police Department is investigating an attempted aggravated robbery that occurred in a Giant Eagle parking lot.

A 59-year-old woman was approached by two males and a female in the parking lot of the store located at  8383 Tyler Blvd.

One of the males displayed a silver handgun and tried to take the victim's purse with the help of the female suspect. Following a brief struggle, the victim began screaming for help. 

As a result, all three suspects fled the scene on foot. The woman was not injured and the suspects were unable to obtain her purse. 

Police provided the following descriptions of the suspects.

  • Suspect #1 was described as a black male, 16-18 years old, approximately 5’8” tall with a thin build. He was wearing a red puffy coat and a hat.
  • Suspect #2 was a black female, 15-18 years of age, approximately 5’6” tall, with an unknown clothing description.
  • Suspect #3 was a black male, 18-20 years of age with an unknown clothing description.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mentor Police at (440) 255-1234.