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Inside the Police Reports: Purse Snatching Inside Lilburn Business

A woman mad about money owed her almost lands in the slammer.

On Oct. 17, officers responded to a domestic altercation at Nspire Outreach Inc., located at 3870 Lawrenceville Highway.

Upon arriving, police spoke to a woman who said another woman came into the business yelling, grabbed her purse and left, according to a Lilburn Police Department report.

The victim said the offender stated that her daughter was owed money, and that "if she wanted her purse then come get it," the report stated.

Inside the purse, was the victim's identification, food stamp card, phone charger and wallet.

The victim explained to police that she was living with the offender, but had moved out, and that the woman was upset because she didn't believe she had been paid money due her.

Still, police said the matter was a civil issue and that the offender "had no right to come take something that did not belong to her," the report stated.

That, in fact, is a criminal matter, and subject to potential jail time for a charge of robbery.

Once police were able to make contact with the offender, they explained that the victim did not want to press any charges, but that she only wanted her purse back.

And, that's exactly what the offender did.

She brought the purse to the police station, avoiding an arrest record of a felony robbery -- and more embarrassment.

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