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Police search for purse snatching suspects in Beaufort Co.

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Beaufort police are searching for two men wanted for a purse snatching that occurred Tuesday on Craven Street. 

A husband and wife reported that they were walking down the street around 8:30 p.m. when two subjects came up behind them, pushed the woman to the ground and grabbed her purse. After a brief struggle, the suspects ended up taking off with the purse and fleeing on foot. 

Upon arrival, officers set up a perimeter around the area and used K-9 units to help with the search but the suspects were not located.  

The suspects are described as two African-American men in their late teens to early twenties. Both were approximately six feet tall. One was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and the other had on a grey hooded sweatshirt. Both suspects had the hoods of the sweatshirts pulled down to cover their faces. 

The search for the two suspects continues. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Carter at 843.322.7966 or the 24 hour dispatch office at 843.524.2777. 

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