Police are investigating an attempted strong-arm robbery that reportedly occurred early Thursday near 13th and Kentucky.
About 12:30 a.m. Thursday, a 23-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman, both Kansas University students, were walking home when they were attacked from behind by a male. They were heading west on 13th Street.
The suspect pushed the 23-year-old to the ground and tried to grab the 24-year-old's purse. The older woman ran and was pursued briefly by the suspect. The younger woman got up and ran after both of them.
The man then turned and ran back east on 13th.
The suspect is described as a thin, black male, 20 to 26 years old, approximately 5-feet-8-inches tall. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 843,TIPS (8477).