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Police looking for Amherst purse-snatcher

Posted at 3:49 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 15:49:03-05

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Town of Amherst Police Department is looking for the offender of a purse snatching that happened on Friday just before noon.

The victim reports that an unknown black offender grabbed her purse from her as she was walking from her parked car on Maynard Drive towards her home. The offender was last seen on foot southbound on Callodine Avenue.

If anyone has any further information regarding this incident they should contact the Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 716-689-1328 or email to or text to 716-562-8477.