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      Police looking for man who snatched woman's purse

      Myrtle Beach police are looking for a man who stole a woman's purse around 8:00 p.m. Sunday night off 21st Avenue North in Withers Alley, according to a Myrtle Beach police report.

      A woman was walking down Withers Alley when a man grabbed her head from behind and when she turned around she saw an older man wearing dark clothing. The man demanded her purse, threatened her life and after a brief struggle for the purse, the strap broke that caused the woman to fall back and the man got away, the report added.

      The woman then walked six blocks to a nearby hotel where she called for help.

      Police say when they arrived on scene to meet with the woman they noticed she had a "large irritation on her chest/shoulder area that was consistent with somebody tugging violently on her purse."