Police searching for attempted purse snatcher in Smyrna

(Courtesy: Smyrna Police Department)

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police are searching for a man who attempted to steal a woman’s purse at a Smyrna apartment complex in early May.

Smyrna police reported the woman was walking through a breezeway at the Verandas apartment on Colonade Drive on May 2 when a man knocked her to the ground.

The suspect reportedly took the victim’s purse and ran toward a black Nissan Murano that was waiting outside the gate of the complex.

Two citizens who saw the attack intervened and were able to retrieve the victim’s purse.

The suspect was described as a black male between the ages of 18 to 25, wearing dark blue baggy jeans and a white sweat shirt. He was accompanied by at least two other black males, a black female and possibly a second black female.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Smyrna police at 615-267-5455.

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