Police made two traffic stops of men who resembled the description she gave them, but she said neither person was the robber. Meanwhile, a police dog began tracking the suspect's trail. The dog turned up the victim's purse, from which nothing had been taken.
Shortly before 5 a.m., a caller just a block north of the robbery victim's house called police, complaining about someone knocking on the door. Police responding to that call found a man who matched the description of the robber and who ran from them.
Police caught the suspect, and they report that the victim identified him as the robber.