**Update 8:15 a.m. Nov. 14
Mount Pleasant Police are asking for the public's help apprehending the man they say stole a woman's car after knocking her to the ground at a local dental office.
According to a written release from the MPPD, a woman was in the parking lot of Dr. Lenz Orthodontics at about 5:24 p.m. Tuesday when she was approached by a man who knocked her to the ground and stole her purse and her keys and drove away in her car.
Using the woman's description of her car, officers spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Highway 11 and Oakes Road going westbound. When police tried to initiate a traffic stop, the suspect turned north onto Cottage Drive and fled on foot and managed to elude capture.
The witness described the suspect as:
- White male
- 6' to 6'2"
- Mid 30s with slim build
- Shoulder-length hair
- Wearing blue jeans and a brown leather jacket
Mount Pleasant Police ask anyone with any information to call the MPPD at (262) 884-0454 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, via e-mail through the website www.racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing in TIP417