Purse robber sought by Jacksonville police

Author: Christopher Yazbec, News editor, News4Jax.com, cyazbec@wjxt.com
Published On: Dec 17 2013 11:36:39 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 17 2013 12:24:09 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A man who robbed a woman of her purse in a Southside shopping center parking lot last week is being sought.

Jacksonville police said the man approached the woman Wednesday at 1821 Parental Home Road and stuck his arm in her purse strap.

The man shoved the woman to the ground and took off running with her purse, police said. The woman suffered minor injuries.

Police said the robber ran to an unknown white vehicle and fled the scene.

Anyone who has any information on his identity or about the vehicle is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.