Police are searching for a man who attempted to steal a woman's purse early Saturday morning. It happened just before 2:45 a.m. in Battle Creek on Capitol Avenue near Maple Grove Avenue.

A woman arrived home and when she got out of her vehicle, and was rushed by a man who cam from the backyard.

He grabbed her purse and the two struggled over it. He gave up and ran back through the backyard. The victim believes the suspect was seen in the area lurking around houses.

He is described as a black man in his 30s, about 5'5" and wearing dark clothing.

If you have any information you are encouraged to contact Silent Observer or Battle Creek Police.

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