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COOS BAY — Coos Bay police are searching for a male suspect who reportedly pointed a gun at a woman Wednesday night demanding she turn over her purse.

According to a press release by the Coos Bay Police Department, at approximately 10:38 p.m. officers responded to the attempted robbery on the 600 block of E Street in Eastside.

The woman told police the suspect had approached her as she was opening the back door of her vehicle and had pointed a chrome-colored handgun at her. The woman fled into her home, which was nearby, and alerted authorities.

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Coos County Sheriff’s K-9 Odin was called on scene to help locate the suspect who fled the area. A perimeter was set but the suspect was not found. Oregon State Police were also called in to assist in Wednesday’s search.

He is described to be a 30-year-old white male, 6-foot and about 230 pounds. He has light colored hair and is believed to have been wearing a grey hoodie with light colored blue jeans.

He also had a camo facemask covering his face. Anyone with information on his whereabouts or the identity of the suspect is encouraged to call the Coos Bay Police Department at 541-269-8911.

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Reporter Amanda Linares can be reached at 541-266-2039 or by email at amanda.linares@theworldlink.com.