A Spokane woman told sheriff’s deputies she was the victim of a robbery in the area of North 9025 Division on Thursday.
The woman, 68, said she had been grocery shopping near her home and was taking a shortcut home behind some businesses along the west side of Division.
The suspect approached the woman, commented on the weather, asked for her purse and told her not to scream.
When she refused to hand it over the purse, the suspect grabbed it and ran north. Deputies checked the area and found some items from the purse, but they were unable to locate the man.
The suspect was described as white male, 5 feet 8, wearing a black and aqua-colored ski jacket.
The victim was not hurt. , DataTimes