At about 1:30 PM on Friday Wheeling Police received a call about a purse snatcher who knocked a woman down and stole her purse. It happened by Fink and South Penn Street. Several units responded and searched the area, but the robber got away.
The woman robbed describes the suspect as a 6 foot, skinny, white male who possibly has some facial hair. He was wearing a yellow shirt and hoodie with blue jeans and faded patches.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Wheeling Police Department at (304) 234-3708.