ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) – A woman was robbed of her purse outside of a St. Cloud pharmacy on Christmas evening, according to St. Cloud Police.

The robbery took place after 5 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy at 2420 W. Division Street.

A 32-year-old St. Cloud woman was approached by a male gunman who flashed a handgun and demanded her purse.

The suspect is described as a white male, 25-30 years of age and between 5’8″-5’9″ with a thin build. He had facial hair, including a goatee, and wore a black hooded sweatshirt and dark blue jeans.

Police tracked the suspect to the area of the 2220 block of Division Street West, but were only able to recover the stolen purse – which was emptied of its valuables.

Contact St. Cloud Police at 320-251-1200, or the Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301 or 1-800-255-1301 if you have any information.

A cash reward is possible for information which leads to an arrest.