The Vinton Police Department says the robbery happened Monday night in the Hardy Road Kroger parking lot. The victim had unlocked her vehicle and was attempting to unload groceries, when a male walked up to her car and grabbed her purse. The woman tried to pull the purse away from him, but he was able to get away with it. Several witnesses in the area told police they saw the man run into a building. Around 8:30 p.m. the suspect, Robert M. Rinn, was apprehended and charged with robbery.