Police need help finding purse snatching suspect

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) –  The Columbus Police Department's Robbery and Homicide unit says it needs the public's assistance finding a purse snatching suspect.

We are told the theft occurred around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13th  at a business located at 819 Veterans Parkway.

Witnesses say the suspect was inside the business and took an employee's purse.

The suspect is described as 25-30 years of age, 5'9 and weighing 170 pounds.

He is believed to frequent the downtown area. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this suspect is asked call (706) 653-3400.

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