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Purse snatched from woman in Iowa City


IOWA CITY (KWWL)--  Police in Iowa City are investigating a theft in a parking lot on Cross Park Avenue.

Officials say a woman was getting out of her vehicle around 12:45 p.m. when she was approached by a male who asked her for a cigarette. After telling the man she didn't have one and getting her baby out of the car, the suspect grabbed her wallet from her hand and ran. The woman was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male in his late 20's, 5'10", thin build with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing black jeans, black shoes and a red stocking cap with a black hoodie pulled up over his head.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken by the suspect in addition to the wallet. Call the Iowa City Area Crimestoppers with any information.

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