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Search under way for IE armed robbery suspect

A search is under way for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in Cathedral City in the 68700 block of Minerva Road on Saturday, April 23, 2011.

April 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is under way for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in Cathedral City.

The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday in the 68700 block of Minerva Road. Authorities said the suspect approached the victim and demanded her purse at gunpoint.

The gunman took the purse and drove off in a white four-door vehicle. Officials said the suspect was last seen traveling west on Minerva Road toward Tachevah Drive.

No one was injured in the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male with blond hair, wearing black sunglasses.

Police asked anyone with information about this incident to call the Cathedral City Police Department at (760) 770-0303.

City News Service contributed to this report.