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Pokémon Go player's purse snatched in Sarasota

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Posted at 9:26 AM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 09:26:14-04
Sarasota police are searching for a man who snatched a woman’s purse Monday while she played Pokémon Go.
 
The man grabbed her purse about 9:45 p.m. while she played the game in the parking lot of the Marina Jack restaurant off Bayfront Drive, according to Sarasota Police Department.
 
The woman said the man ran north across U.S. 41. Officers found the purse with everything inside except her wallet.
 
The suspect is described as a 5-foot-8 black man with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue shorts and a straw hat.
 
If you have information about this case, contact police at 941-954-7070.
 
If you’re playing Pokémon Go, police remind you to be aware of your surroundings, stick with a group and don’t trespass on private property. They also remind you not to drive, ride a bike or skateboard while playing.