Police Looking For Suspect in Springs Walmart Purse Snatching

A woman fought off a would-be thief and managed to get her purse back.

Police are now looking for the suspect.

The woman tells police that a man came up to her and asked to use her phone. As she reached for the phone, she says the man tried to grab her purse.

Police say the suspect was described as a black man in his mid 30s, 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9, wearing a dirty white hoodie and black pants.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. at the Walmart on Platte and Chelton in Colorado Springs.

If you know anything about this crime, you're asked to call police at 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.