Walmart Purse Snatching

A Walmart shopper was shaken up after a stranger jumped her in the parking lot during the middle of the afternoon. Mike Vick with the Meridian Police tells us that the attacker escaped in an older model Lincoln before she knew what had even happened.

"There is a lady that had gotten out of her car and was walking into the store and was accosted from behind by a black male who grabbed her purse and in the process knocked her to the ground. She did have some minor injuries and was treated and released at the hospital."

The police tell us that these things do happen quite frequently, but there are some steps you can take to keep them from happening to you."

"You've got to be as careful as we can. Look around and if you see somebody that looks suspicious to you, don't worry about hurting their feelings, just avoid them. Try to avoid shopping alone and try to avoid shopping at night."

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