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Crime Alert: Violent purse snatching in Somerset

SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are searching for two men behind a violent purse snatching outside a shopping center in Somerset.

Somerset police say it happened Monday night in the Tradewinds Shopping Center parking lot. Police say a woman told them she was walking to her car, when two men came up to her, demanding her purse. The victim says one man even hit her in the face.

Police say the suspects got away in a light-colored SUV with a Kentucky license plate. We're told the victim went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


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