Bicyclist hurt in purse snatching in Williamsburg


by 13News Now

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 28 at 10:40 AM

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WILLIAMSBURG -- A bicyclist was hurt when two men tried to steal her purse. 

Police say she was riding with a friend on Richmond Road around 3 p.m. Sunday when a man stepped in front of them and told them to stop.

While he started talking to them, the second man came up from behind her and grabbed her purse, pulling her to the ground, Major Greg Riley told

During the struggle for the purse, the strap broke and the two men ran to a car and drove away, he added.  

They didn't get her purse, Major Riley noted.

The biker was treated for a broken finger; the other cyclist wasn't hurt.

The only description of the suspects is that one is white and the other is black.

If you have any information on this incident or any other crime in the Williamsburg area, call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the Williamsburg Police Department at 757-220-2331.