This incident reportedly happened Monday during local television's 10pm newscasts.
A woman who was walking across an apartment complex parking lot had her purse snatched by "a man"- only description according to this KANSAS CITY STAR article.
The victim wasn't hurt other than the mental trauma.
It was headline news on most early TV newscasts- it'll probably make at least the "B-block" on evening newscasts.
POINT: My speciality since 1991 is tracking these sort of things for local news media. Purse-snatching happen all the time in other areas- particularly the 2 Kansas Citys.
Sometimes someone gets hurt and unless the injuries are severe the incidents don't get reported at all except in published police blotters.
In the time spent airing a VO-SOT or live shot of a non-serious crime in a suburban city of around 100000 people- instead read and roll a list of all similar crimes all over the Metro.
Or just the 2 Kansas Citys- where more than one-half million of your viewers live.
It's also too bad I wasn't "on-duty" that night. Although I wouldn't have classified this incident as headline news- I would have at least managed to acquire and publish better suspect descriptions than "a man."
That makes around 50% of the population suspect.