Police search for reported purse snatcher at fast food parking lot


A man is accused of stealing a woman's purse in the McDonald's parking lot on Clark Lane Saturday evening.

Columbia police officers were called to the restaurant just before 6 p.m. The woman told officers a man took her purse then took off running.

Officers searched the area behind restaurants and hotels along the interstate with a K9 for about an hour, but they were unable to find the suspect.

The woman wasn't hurt.

Police said the man is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark gray or brown sweatshirt with a hood.

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