A Tamaqua woman became the victim of a failed robbery as she fought off a purse snatcher at the Family Dollar in Tamaqua Wednesday afternoon. After the failed attempt, the man fled on foot north through the back streets. The incident resulted in an intense police search by Tamaqua, Coaldale and Rush Township police. Witnesses described the suspect as a tall white male in his 40's with straggly blondish-hair. They added that the man was a little scruffy in the face and was wearing a military-style or camouflage jacket and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call police.