Police Seek Man Who Stole Woman's Purse

Posted at 6:46 AM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 08:11:54-05

Police have asked the public’s help in locating a suspect who robbed a woman of her purse as she walked to her parked car. 

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said the gunman approached the woman as she was walking to her car and took her purse at gunpoint.

The incident happened Wednesday evening at a Dollar General on Bell Road.

Police have since released surveillance video from the incident.

A vehicle seen in the video was described as a champagne colored, 2000 Ford Tauraus with a Tennessee license plate. The car also has front end damage to the driver's side door.  

Police said the suspect is an African American male in his mid-20s, unshaven, with short dreads.  He is approximately 5'10" tall with a heavy build. 

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.