A 71-year-old female reported that a man walking behind her on the sidewalk approached her and used a knife to cut off her purse strap before fleeing with the purse. The woman was not injured.
Police received a description of the male and called the K-9 Unit to the area to assist with a search. The suspect was not immediately located; members of the Major Crime Unit continue to investigate.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 563-5151 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers.