Purse robbery suspect identified

Purse robbery suspect identified

Mendota police say they know who beat and robbed a woman of her purse at Road Ranger last week.

Surveillance footage helped identify 51-year-old Earl E. Ratliff, of Freeport, as the suspect.

A LaSalle County warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Anyone who knows of Ratliff’s whereabouts should contact the Mendota Police Department at 815-539-9331.

Picture of a man suspected in a robbery at the Road Ranger store in Mendota. From Mendota Police Department.