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Woman injured during purse snatching

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police are investigating a purse snatching Friday that left the victim injured.

Police say it happened in the parking lot of the Dollar General at 69 N. Kerr Ave. just before 7 p.m.

The victim told police she was putting groceries in her car when a man grabbed her purse. In the process, the woman fell and hit her head on the pavement.

Police say the suspect got away with the purse in a green Acura heading south on Kerr Ave.

The victim was taken to the hospital. No word on the extent of her injuries.

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Purse snatcher.

I believe this is the same man that was parked next to me. I was at Family dollar on North College road about 8 pm he was backed into a parking spot and when I got to my car door he started to get out of his car I pulled my pepper spray and he got back in the vehicle and left. He was in a Red vehicle at the time and I didn't get a make or model. I could identify him if it's the same person. I did make a report. This sounds exactly like what almost happened to me.