MANATEE - A bicyclist stole a woman's purse as she was walking along the 3000 block of 14th Street West this afternoon, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The woman told the sheriff's office she was walking when at about noon, the bicyclist rode by and took a small black handbag from her left hand as she was carrying groceries in her right hand. The woman was not injured, according to the news release.
The bicyclist was last seen heading north on 14th Street West.
He was described as being about 30 years old with braided, medium-length black hair. He was wearing blue jean shorts and a white shirt, according to the sheriff's office.