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BCSO searching for purse snatching suspect

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect after responding to a reported purse snatching in the St. Helena Library area, around 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

Upon arrival, deputies learned a male suspect reached in the female victim's car through an open door, stole her purse, and fled the scene on foot.

K9 units conducted a search of the area but were unsuccessful in locating the suspect. During the search, some of the contents of the victim's purse were recovered.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens, standing around 6'0" tall with a slender build, wearing a dark-colored long sleeve pullover jacket and gray running pants.

Anyone with information on the subject's identity is asked to call 911 or CrimeStoppers at 1.888.CrimeSC.

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