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A man and woman were walking from a local motel near West 11th Street and North Fifth Avenue late Monday night when the man grabbed the woman’s purse and took off running.

According to Rome police reports:

The victim said the suspect had been a friend and was walking with her around 9:30 p.m. Monday when he reached over and grabbed her wallet and phone case.

The wallet contained her identification papers, a cell phone and approximately $40 in cash.

A search of the area didn’t turn up any evidence and police went to the suspect’s mother’s home however she reported she had not seen him in some time.