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Woman’s Purse Snatched In Broad Daylight

January 19, 2019 GMT

WILKES-BARRE — Police are seeking a robber who snatched a woman’s purse in broad daylight on Public Square. Police said a 55-year-old woman reported a man grabbed her purse and ran from the square to South Washington Street around 3:35 p.m. Thursday. The woman was not injured. Police said the robber was a young black man, possibly in his 20s, with a thin build and standing about 5 feet, 6 inches tall. The man was wearing a green sports jersey with the No. 11 in white font. The jersey was on top of a hooded sweatshirt, and the robber was also wearing dark pants, police said. Anyone who recognizes the robber is asked to call police at 570-208-4200 or 911. — JAMES HALPIN