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Purse snatcher attacks victim with pepper spray
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Purse snatcher attacks victim with pepper spray

EAST POINT, Ga. -- Police are looking for a man suspected of spraying a woman with pepper spray before taking her purse.

The incident happened shortly before noon Monday at the Wells Fargo on East Point Street in East Point.

As the victim entered the bank, the suspect attacked her with pepper spray, grabbed her purse and ran, according to East Point Police spokesman James Hammond.

Witnesses described the suspect as a slender black man dressed in colorful clothing -- blue jeans, a yellow baseball cap and a multicolored shirt. He was spotted leaving the scene in a red sedan, Hammond said.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call East Point Police at 404-559-6287.

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