A reported broad-daylight purse snatching on Sunday left an older woman injured and is prompting public warnings from police about how people can protect themselves.

Joe D. Davis, 42, is accused of coming up behind a woman — who is in her 70s and thus an at-risk adult, according to state law — at Walmart Sunday afternoon as she loaded items into her vehicle. Davis allegedly seized her purse from her and took off, with the woman in pursuit.

Katharhynn Heidelberg is the Montrose Daily Press assistant editor and senior writer. Follow her on Twitter, @kathMDP.

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