MIAMI – Miami police are searching for a man who stole a woman's purse and punched her in the arm July 25 at a Shell gas station.
Luna Bertolotti was sitting in the back seat of a Porsche convertible at about 11 p.m. in the 5400 block of Biscayne Boulevard when a man approached her and snatched her purse, police said.
Bertolotti and the man struggled for a few seconds.
Eventually he punched her on the arm, causing the her to let go of the bag, police said.
"It's 20 seconds, and I didn't even (understand) because I thought it was my friend playing with me," she said.
The man fled west on Northeast 54th Street.
"As the police said to me, I was very lucky," Bertolotti said.
Police are searching for a medium-built man with short hair, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds.
The man was last seen wearing a long-sleeved, round-neck sweater and a black hat with a white emblem.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.