New Bedford Police are investigating after a purse snatching Monday afternoon.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says that at approximately 12:49 p.m. a 70-year-old woman was waiting for a bus at Earle St. and Acushnet Ave. when she was approached by a young man asking for a dollar.

As she was reaching into her purse, the man grabbed it from her then ran off.

The woman was not injured.

The suspect is described as a thin white male, roughly 16 years old, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue gym pants with a white stripe down the side.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Scott Brown at 508-991-6300 ext. 131 or leave an anonymous tip at 508-961-4584.