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Harrisburg police: man with red boxers tried to steal purse, fell while running away

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

When a man tried to grab a woman's purse as she walked on the 300 block of N. 3rd Street Monday night, she and her husband held onto is so hard that the would-be robber fell over when he tried to run off. 

Harrisburg police say the victim, a 29-year-old woman, saw the perpetrator's red boxers when he fell. 

The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. when the couple passed two young men walking north. One grabbed the woman's purse.

Neither the woman nor her husband were harmed. They did not loose any property.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Thomas Carter at 717-244-6586 or email tccarter@cityofhbg.com.

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