Published DateBELMONT — Police continue to investigate a purse snatching that occurred Friday night at 9:40 p.m. at the Belknap Mall.
Police said an unknown male reached into the woman's car as she was entering and grabbed her purse off the front seat. A witness who heard the victim scream and the victim told police a male wearing a dark cap and a brown jacket ran away toward Old State Road.
The victim was shaken by the robbery but unharmed.
Police from Belmont and Sanbornton searched the area but failed to locate the suspect.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Belmont Police at 267-8350 or the Greater Laconia Area Crime Line at 524-1717. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Police recommend photocopying the front and back of all credit cards and drivers licenses and keep the copies in a safe place at home. That way, it the event they are stolen, police know immediately what cards they seek and the victim can report them stolen immediately.
Police also recommend people have their keys ready while approaching their cars and to be aware of their surroundings. People should report any suspicious people or activity to the police.