MANATEE — A Palmetto woman nearly had her purse ripped away by an assailant as she was walking down a flight of stairs Wednesday afternoon, according to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The 21-year-old woman held on to her purse as the man tried to pull it away. The struggle caused both of them to fall to the ground.
The assailant tried one more time to take the purse in the apartment complex located in the 5400 block of 26th Street West just before 4 p.m.
The woman was still able to keep her purse and the assailant then fled through the south part of the complex.
The incident report did not include a suspect description.