An 18-year-old woman reported to Lawrence police that a man came up to her car and took her purse Thursday morning.
The woman said she was sitting in her car in the parking lot at the Campus Court at Naismith apartments, 1301 W. 24th St, when a man reportedly took her purse off her lap, said Lawrence police Sgt. Matt Sarna. The suspect fled on a bicycle.
The victim drove several blocks to a business and called police. No injuries were reported, and the suspect did not threaten the victim or display a weapon, Sarna said.
Police searched the area but could not find the suspect, who was is described as a thin black man between 20 and 30 years old, 5-foot-7, who was last seen riding east on 24th Street wearing a blue shirt, black doo rag and cargo pants, Sarna said.