Police: Robber sports designer purse, beaming smile

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Friendswood police are looking for a woman who they say robbed a Kroger grocery store while carrying a designer handbag. (Friendswood Police Department)

A grocery store employee almost laughed off a robbery attempt until the suspect appeared to reach for a weapon, Friendswood police say.

The incident happened at the Kroger on Bay Area Boulevard and FM528 just before 3pm. According to police, a young woman approached the employee, saying "This is a robbery, give me everything you have."

Although she initially thought the suspect was joking, the store clerk complied after the suspect began to dig around her purse for a weapon.

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The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, escaping into a silver four-door sedan with a spoiler on the back.

Police describe the suspect as a thin, young black female who was wearing a green sweatsuit, a khaki baseball hat and black shoes. She was carrying what appeared to be a designer purse.

It's unclear if she was actually carrying a weapon.

Anybody with information about the crime is asked to contact the Friendswood Police Department at 281-996-3300.

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