The 56-year-old victim was walking with another woman around 4:30 p.m. on April 8, police said. As the pair crossed the San Mateo Drive bike bridge, a man approached and said something they couldn't understand. He then ripped the victim's purse from her shoulder and engaged in a tug of war with the pair until he snatched it away and fled west on Bay Laurel Drive, according to the report.
Witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic man between 18 to 22 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with an average build, short hair and dark eyes. He was wearing jeans and a long-sleeve denim shirt.
Police said no one was hurt. The purse contained $100 cash and two cellphones.