The Rome Police Department is looking for the public's help to identify a man accused of a strong armed robbery.

Early Friday afternoon a woman was leaving a store located in the Black River Boulevard Shopping Center. Upon exiting the store an unknown male approached her and forcibly removed her purse from her arm and ran off. The victim was not injured in the robbery.

The man is described as a light skinned black man who was wearing black pants, a black jacket and appears to have been wearing a red-colored scarf over his face. He can be seen in the photo above.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Rome Police at (315) 339-7715. You can also anonymously contact the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at (866) 730-8477.