Posted: Friday, January 18th 2013 at 4:50pm
Gainesville police investigate robbery of pedestrian
By Derreck Booth Editor
GAINESVILLE - A female pedestrian was not injured when a male suspect robbed her of her purse on a Gainesville street Friday afternoon.
According to Police Corporal Kevin Holbrook, it happened around 3:30 p.m. on Central Avenue near Hazel Street.
"A female victim advised a male suspect approached her from behind, possibly brandished a weapon and demanded her purse," Holbrook said.
"The female victim did comply."
Police did set up a perimeter and used a search dog, but the suspect did get away. Authorities continue to investigate.
The only suspect description is of a Hispanic or white man, wearing jeans and a black shirt.
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