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Columbus police searching for robber

Columbus police are looking for a man accused of stealing a woman’s purse.

Posted: Jan 24, 2018 9:23 AM
Updated: Jan 24, 2018 6:47 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) – Columbus police are looking for a man accused of stealing a woman’s purse.

The incident happened Tuesday at approximately 5:38 p.m. in the 1400 block of Military Road.

When officers arrived at the scene, they spoke with the female victim who said she was sitting in her driveway when an unknown man wearing a gray hoodie and dark jeans opened her door demanding money.

The victim said the man grabbed her purse, but she pulled it away from him.

The victim told police the man assaulted her and again grabbed her purse. He left with the purse.

“The victim was unsure if the suspect was armed,” police stated.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Columbus police at 662-244-3500.

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