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Belmont police looking for purse snatcher

BELMONT -- A 59-year-old woman was terrified Saturday evening when a man reached into her car and stole her purse, according to police.

Witnesses said they heard the woman scream as a man wearing a dark knit hat and a brown coat came up to her as she was getting into her car and stole her bag.

According to police, the man ran toward Old State Road. The woman was not physically hurt, police said, but she was shaken up.

Belmont and Sanbornton police searched the area but were unable to find the man. Police ask anyone with information to call police at 267-8350, or the Crime Line at 524-1717.


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