Columbus woman robbed of purse

Anna Martinez-Marie of Columbus had her purse stolen early Sunday morning.

She and a friend Tamika Mentee were riding around and stopped in the parking lot of the M&N Package Store on Cusseta Road.

She told Columbus police that a man approached then and asked for some money because his care had broken down..

When Martinez-Marie opened her purse to get out a dollar, the man, a black male, around 5-foot-5, 150 pounds wearing a t-shirt and jeans, grabbed the purse and ran away.

Columbus Police are investigating.