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UPDATED: Man Steals Purse, Pulls Knife on Victim Outside Publix on Ponce

A woman told police Thursday afternoon a man snatched her purse in the parking lot of Publix

UPDATED: Man Steals Purse, Pulls Knife on Victim Outside Publix on Ponce

A man snatched a woman’s purse on Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of , 1001 Ponce De Leon Ave.

According to the police report, a man grabbed a woman’s keys as she was trying to get in the car on Thursday, Aug. 9, around 1:30 p.m.

The woman yelled and others in the parking lot came over to help her.

The man pulled a knife, grabbed the purse and fled the scene, according to the report.

No one appeared to be injured when police arrived, but blood on the scene led officers to believe the suspect may have been harmed.

Police searched the area and found the man hiding behind a nearby house. He attempted to run from the police, but officers chased him down.

Charges are still pending and his identity has yet to be released.

He suffered a minor cut during the robbery.

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Editor's Note This article was updated Friday, Aug. 10, with new information from the police report.

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