Purse snatching reported on Claiborne and First

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A 61-year-old woman was robbed of her purse Thursday morning as she was leaving a store on South Claiborne Avenue.

The victim was approached by a man asking for a dollar at about 6:40 on Feb. 28, the New Orleans Police Department reported. When she opened her purse to give him money, the man knocked it the ground.

He  then grabbed the purse and fled, heading uptown on South Claiborne Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NOPD Sixth District at 504-658-6060.

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