Police looking for robber

He offered to help her unload her groceries, but the sockless man in the dingy University of Kentucky shirt was really after her purse.

Richmond Police are looking for a man who attempted to snatch a woman’s purse moments after he offered to help her load groceries into her car. Police say they were dispatched to the Kroger store in Richmond Plaza shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday in response to the attempted robbery.

The suspect approached a woman in the parking lot of the store as she was emptying groceries from her cart. The man offered to help her load up her car. He started helping her, but then he reached into the vehicle and grabbed her purse. The customer was able get her hands on the purse and the two struggled. The woman began screaming, alerting others to come to her aid.

The suspect fled empty-handed.

Witnesses said the man ran from the scene to a nearby vehicle where he entered the passenger side and fled toward Berea on U.S. 25. The vehicle was described as an older model blue Chevrolet Cavalier.

The man, who is described as a white male with very short blondish brown hair, a goatee and a small mustache, is between 20 to 25 and between 5-foot-9 to 6-foot. He was wearing blue jeans, a dirty white University of Kentucky shirt and white shoes with no socks.

Anyone with information regarding the case or the suspect is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-8911.

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