Police have asked the public’s help in locating a man who allegedly snatched a woman’s purse in a Nashville parking lot.
The incident happened Tuesday in the parking lot of Lebanon Road Church of Christ, located on Lebanon Pike.
The 70-year-old was leaving a Bible study when the suspect, identified as 48-year-old Gilbert Ostring, approached her and asked about the location of any nearby shelters.
He then grabbed her purse, causing her to land hard onto the pavement. Police said she suffered broken bones in her right hand and facial injuries.
A robbery warrant has been issued for Ostring's arrest. He's believed to be driving the Dodge truck, which bears Tennessee license number 8K76T3.
Police said he has multiple prior convictions out of Davidson, Williamson and Knox Counties for offenses including theft, forgery, identity theft, fraudulent use of credit cards, and reckless aggravated assault. He got out of state prison in June 2017
If you see him call 615-742-7463.
Members of the church have improved security at the church over the past few years, but following this incident, they plan to put more safety measures in place to make sure something like this doesn't happen again.