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Spokane Police searching for purse snatcher

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane police are still looking for a man who tried to rob a woman with a fake gun.

Police say the woman was going to her car from a downtown business this afternoon, when a man approached her with what looked like a gun and demanded her purse. The woman handed it over, but then followed the man, and eventually got it back.

At the same time, witnesses called it in to police and gave officers information on where this man was headed.

Police also received a phone call from the Carlyle, saying that they had found the clothes the suspect was wearing and what looked like a firearm. That’s when police discovered it wasn’t a real firearm.

Officers also have information that, after changing clothes, the suspect was spotted in the area of 3rd and Lincoln getting into a red or maroon pickup truck with an extended cab and Oregon license. The man was last seen wearing a grey T-shirt with some text mentioning football and jean shorts. Police say he has long grey hair that is tied up in a ponytail.

Police are currently getting video and photos from surveillance cameras in the area. They say if you see a man matching this description, call Crime Check 509-456-2233 immediately.

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