Richmond police: Suspect robs woman of purse at gunpoint

Authorities say a robbery suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the purse of a woman in downtown Richmond.

February 12, 2014 11:20:54 AM PST
Police are searching for the man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in downtown Richmond Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the woman and her husband had just finished eating lunch around 1pm in the 100 block of South Fourth Street when the armed suspect approached the woman and demanded her purse. The woman's husband had already gotten inside their car.

The suspect is described as a thin black male who's about 20 years old and 5'8" tall. He was clean cut and has short hair on the sides and flat on the top. He was wearing gray wool letterman type jacket with blue sleeves.

The suspect was last seen running westbound on Calhoun Street.

The victim was not injured during the incident and did not follow the suspect.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at (281) 342-2849 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the tip line or submitted online at that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text FBCCS plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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