A robber used a pocket knife to rob a Midland, Ga., teen late Friday of her purse, which had no money inside.
Around 10:40 p.m., the 18-year-old and her boyfriend were at the Circle K gas station at the corner of Manchester Expressway and 17th Avenue in Columbus.
As the couple were leaving the convenience store, they said they heard someone behind them say, “hey.” When they turned around, they saw a man with a pocket knife in his hand.
The man demanded the teen’s purse. Instead, she stepped behind her 19-year-old boyfriend. That’s when the robber put the tip of the knife against the young man’s chest, police said.
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The female victim was able to take her wallet from her purse before she handed it to the robber. He ran north on 17th Avenue with the bag, which contained a phone charger, make-up and contact lenses.
The suspect is described as white, between the ages of 30 and 35, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 135 pounds. He had a scruffy face, low haircut and wore a black hoodie and black pants.
A description of the robber was broadcast around 11 p.m. on police radio, but officers were unable to find him.