Little Rock police are investigating after a Catfish City employee was robbed of her purse outside the restaurant Tuesday night.
A female worker was leaving at the establishment at 1817 S. University Ave. about 8:43 p.m. when she was approached by a man who asked to use her cell phone, according to a Little Rock Police Department report.
When she started to hand over her cell phone, the man reached to grab her purse instead, pulling hard to remove it from around her shoulder, police said. A fellow employee saw the robber taking the purse and tried to chase him but then fell and injured his wrist, according to the report.
Police officers checked the area for the robber — described as a light-skinned black male, about 5 foot 6 and 120 pounds, wearing a purple and gray hoodie and bluejeans — but didn't find him.