A woman was robbed in the 2900 block of Meridian's 8th Street Wednesday around 7:00 p.m.
Police say the victim was entering her car when a black male wearing a red jacket pushed her down and stole her purse. The woman suffered minor injuries.
Lt. Dean Harper of the Meridian Police Department advised all citizens to be alert.
"If you pay more attention to what is going on around you, a) you may not be a victim and b) you can help be a witness for someone else and help out the police and the community," said Harper.
Harper added that if you do become a victim you should always try to get a good physical description of the suspect.