Police probe purse snatching

Published 5:00 am Thursday, June 16, 2005

Brookhaven Police are investigating a Wednesday morning pursesnatching that happened in the driveway of a Bay Street residence,Assistant Chief Nolan Jones said.

Jones said Virginia Atherton had gotten out of her car at her508 Bay St. home when she was approached by a man offering to doyard work around 10:45 a.m. She refused and went under hercarport.

The man, who was riding in an older model vehicle, followed herunder the carport and snatched her purse, Jones said. The suspectwas described as a slender black male, about 5-foot-10-inches to 6feet tall, with a medium complexion.

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“This is still under investigation at this time,” Jones said ofthe incident. “We’re hoping something pans out on this.”