Man knocks woman to the ground, snatches purse

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Police in Myrtle Beach are searching for a male suspect connected to a purse snatching late Sunday afternoon.

Myrtle Beach Police were dispatched to Greens Boulevard and 21st Avenue North at 4:45 p.m. after learning a man had stolen a woman's purse.

Upon arrival, officers learned the 20-year-old was walking to work when she was approached by the man. The victim said as she was walking by, the man struck her in the head with his arm and knocked her to the arm.

After the woman was knocked down, police said the man made off with the woman's purse. The purse, according to a police report, contained $5 and her work uniform.

The man was later spotted by a witness walking along Greens Boulevard in the area of Lyon's Cove.

Anyone with information on the purse snatching is asked to call the Myrtle Beach Police Department immediately.

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