Woman robbed of purse near DeSoto Square mall in Bradenton

MANATEE - A 48-year-old woman had her purse snatched as she was walking to DeSoto Square mall this afternoon, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The woman was walking in the 800 block of Cortez Road when the suspect pushed her to the ground and stole her purse. He then fled on foot, according to a news release.

The suspect was described as wearing a blue sweatsuit, black cap and white sneakers.

Anyone with information on the robbery can call the sheriff's office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.