Published: Nov 03, 2011 4:53 PM EDT
Updated: Nov 03, 2011 7:37 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police are searching for a purse snatching suspect in the Buckingham Road area of Fort Myers.

A perimeter was set up at the intersection of Palm Beach Blvd. and Joel Blvd. earlier today.

Police say that a man stole a woman's purse and took off as the passenger in a car. Officers were able to stop the vehicle, but the passenger fled on foot. 

The scene is now clear.