Sikeston police search for strong armed robbery suspect

by Heartland News

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - The search is on for the person who ran up to a Sikeston woman, snatched her purse and took off running.

According to Sgt Jim McMillen with Sikeston DPS, the strong armed robbery happened just before 4:30p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Police say the woman had just parked her car and was walking toward the Food Giant at 945 E Malone when the suspect ran up to her and grabbed her purse.

Investigators say the suspect ran towards the back of the businesses with the victim running right behind him.

The suspect did get away though.

Police are looking for a Black male.  He's about 5'7" tall, weighing around 150 to 170 pounds.

He was wearing dark colored pants with a light colored shirt.   He had a light blue rag on his head and he also had some type of brown or orange towel on his head.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sikeston police at 573-471-4711.

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