Police search for would-be pickpocket in Magnolia

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Delaware State Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a woman’s purse while she was shopping. The attempted robbery occurred in Magnolia this August, while a woman was shopping at the Dollar General. A man who was reported as acting suspiciously throughout his trip to the store, approached the woman’s shopping cart and put his hand in her purse. The woman covered her purse and screamed she was being robbed, which caused the suspect to run off emptyhanded. Police say the suspect is a white male, 25-35, about 5 foot 5 inches tall. Anyone with information is asked to contact Delaware State Police.