MANATEE -- A woman had her purse snatched while she was in a 7-Eleven store early Friday morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The victim was in the store at 5640 14th St. W. about 3 a.m., when the assailant came in and snatched her purse off her arm. The suspect then fled north on 14th Street West, according to a news release.
Deputies, including a police dog, responded but were unable to locate the suspect. He did drop a towel that he had over his head; it was taken into custody for possible DNA testing, according to the sheriff's office.
The woman suffered abrasions to her arm, according to the report.