FALL RIVER — Fall River Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery.

On Friday, November 17 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Fall River Police Officer John Aquiar spoke with a 24-year-old female, who stated she had been robbed on Pleasant Street. The female victim stated she was walking on Pleasant Street toward the SRTA Terminal on Fourth Street.

As she was about to cross Harrison Street, she felt someone grab her left elbow and a sharp object protruding in her lower back. She heard a male voice with a Hispanic accent tell her to give him all the money or she’ll be stabbed. She was able to turn slightly and get a glimpse at the suspect, whom she described as a male, approximately 40 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, medium build (skinny but not fat), salt-and-pepper hair, wearing a checkered shirt and gray sweatpants.

The victim stated she opened her purse; the male reached in, took her cash and swatted her purse to the ground before he took off running on Quequechan Street.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can contact Fall River Police Officer John Aquiar at (508) 324-2802 or call anonymously on the TIPS line at (508) 672-8477.

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