OCEAN TOWNSHIP, Monmouth County - A dragnet spreads for the suspect who took a purse at knifepoint outside a liquor store in the township Saturday night.

Police were called to Cobblestone Wines and Spirits, in Cobblestone Village on West Park Avenue, at about 7:23 PM.

The victim told investigators that as she entered her car after leaving the shop, the suspect flung open her car door, threatened her with the knife, grabbed her purse and took off in a green-colored vehicle resembling a mini-van.

The suspect is described as black, in his 30s, clad at the time in a tan or gray hooded sweatshirt over a black-and-white tee shirt, dark pants, and a scarf covering his face.

No information was disclosed about the victim, or about the value of the items inside the purse.

Anyone with knowledge of the robbery is urged to either e-mail Ocean Township PD's Criminal Investigations Bureau, or call the bureau at 732-531-1800.

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