Police are investigating after a 40-year-old woman had her purse snatched Monday on Collette Street.

The woman told police she was walking in the area when a male approached her from behind and grabbed the strap of her purse, breaking it. He and another man then fled west on Collette Street and then got into a vehicle, which drove the wrong way on Collette Street, then north onto Church Street.

She described the males as younger than 20, with one wearing a black hooded shirt and tan pants. She did not get a good look at the second man.

No one was injured in the incident, which was reported at 5:04 p.m.

An undisclosed amount of cash and identification cards, including an ATM card, were reported stolen.

New Bedford police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 508-991-6350 or the anonymous tip line at 508-992-7463 or e-mail tip@newbedfordpd.com.

--New Bedford Police

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