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.
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Columbus Police are investigating.