Attempted purse snatching in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach police responded to a report of strong armed robbery early Thursday morning.

A witness traveling west on 14th Avenue South near Yaupon Drive told police she saw man run up behind the victim and grab her purse around 12:30 a.m., according to a police report.

The witness told police the purse strap broke and the items in the purse fell to the ground, according to the report. That's when the suspect ran away, the report says.

The witness described the suspect as a skinny, older man wearing a gray polo shirt, basketball shorts and a gray hat, according to the report.

If you have any information about the crime, contact Myrtle Beach police.