Woman's purse snatched in bank parking lot

From Staff Reports

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Police said a woman was not injured despite being the victim of a purse snatching.

The incident reportedly occurred around 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Wells Fargo bank on Benvenue Road when a 28-year-old woman was attempting to deposit funds for The Childrens Place. Officials said a man ran up to her, grabbed her purse and ran off into the woods behind the bank.

Rocky Mount police set up a perimeter and brought in a K-9 unit to track the suspect but could not find him. The robber is described as a 6-foot-tall white man, weighed 185 pounds, between 25 and 35 years old and wearing all black clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov.