Police Searching for Suspect in Attempted Robbery

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Police are searching for the suspect who tried to steal a woman's purse at a gas station.

It happened at about 4:00 Friday morning at the Duke and Duchess on pike street.

Marietta Police say Sandra Mishler is from akron and made a brief stop there.

As she walked around the side of the building police say a man tried taking her purse.

She fought for it and he ran off.

Police say the suspect is 5 foot-10 inches, medium build, with short, brown, curly hair.

He was wearing a black shirt, black shorts, white shoes and had a dark blue or black backpack.

Anyone with information should call the Marietta Police Department at (740) 373-4141.

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