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Search underway for purse snatcher who robbed woman in Grossmont Center

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LA MESA (CNS) - La Mesa police Thursday were on the lookout for a purse snatcher who robbed a woman of her handbag in the parking lot of Grossmont Center.

The woman was robbed outside the Wal-Mart in the 5500 block of Grossmont Center Drive around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to La Mesa police.

The thief came up behind the woman and grabbed her purse by the strap, freeing it from the woman's grasp after a brief struggle, police said.

Then, the thief ran with the purse to a dark-colored, four-door vehicle driven by someone else. Police said the vehicle was last seen heading eastbound on Murray Drive.

Police described the thief as a Hispanic or black man about 20-25 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 180 pounds, last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call La Mesa police at (619) 667-1400.

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