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Victim: Purse snatcher opened door, grabbed purse out of backseat

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Myrtle Beach Police continue to investigate a purse snatching that left a woman without her credit cards, cash and glasses Monday afternoon as she was preparing to leave a grocery store.

Capt. David Knipes, spokesman for the Myrtle Beach Police Department, confirmed to WMBF News Monday that officers were searching for a white female wearing all black who reportedly snatched the victim's purse at the Food Lion located at 1430 S. Kings Hwy.

According to a police report, the victim said she had been placing groceries into the backseat of her vehicle when she noticed the suspect park one space over on her passenger side.

The victim then placed her purse into the backseat next to the groceries, shut the vehicle's door, and then got into the driver's seat.

That was when the suspect ran to the victim's car, opened the rear passenger door and snatched the purse, fleeing in a champagne Kia with paper tags that read "buy here pay here" and was last seen headed northbound on Kings Highway.

The victim was said to be shaken up and EMS units responded.

Anyone with information should call MBPD as soon as possible.

The incident should be a reminder to everyone this holiday season that they should be on high alert, even when safely inside their vehicles. Always be aware of your surroundings and lock your car doors whenever possible.

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