Purse Snatcher Gets Away, But With Very Little

Police are investigating an afternoon theft in Lufkin.

Police Officials say a man took an elderly woman's purse from in front of Brookshire Brothers on Chestnut as she was heading to her car. The man then ran into the woods, with several customers chasing after him.

Afraid he was going to be caught, officers believe he dropped the bag, after not having much time to go through it.

Police recovered the purse, which was only missing about 8 dollars, but the purse snatcher got away.