Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Unit detectives are searching for two suspects in a purse snatching at a residence on the 600 block of east 41st Street just before 6 p.m. today.
"Responding Metro officers learned that while standing on the front porch attempting to enter her residence, Alderwoman Mary Osborne was approached by a male suspect requesting to use her phone," police say.
"Osborne declined, then was shoved to the ground by the suspect causing minor injuries. That suspect snatched the victim’s purse before running north. The second suspect ran south. Osborne’s injuries were treated at the scene. There were no known weapons," police say.
Both suspects appear to be in their late teens. The first suspect is described as a slender black male standing about 6-0. During the incident he wore a white T-shirt and khaki shorts. The second suspect is a heavy set black male, standing roughly 5-10. He wore a blue shirt during the incident.