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Myrtle Beach police investigate purse snatching

A 20-year-old woman told Myrtle Beach police a man snatched her purse as she walked to work along Greens Boulevard, according to a police report.

The woman said she was walking about 4:45 p.m. Sunday when the man approached and hit her in the head knocking her to the ground, police said.

The woman said the man took her purse and ran toward the Lyons Cove neighborhood, according to the report. A man, who was driving by, stopped and helped the woman until police arrived.