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Man Steals Woman's Purse Outside Shopping Center

Man Steals Woman's Purse Outside Shopping Center

POSTED: Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 7:19pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 9:47am

A violent man robbed a woman in the parking lot of a popular shopping center in east El Paso, and Crime Stoppers needs your help to catch him.

Police said the woman was walking to her car from the Ross on Gateway West and George Dieter at 9 p.m. on November 6.

They said a man grabbed her from behind, threw her to the ground and pulled at her purse while she tried to hang onto it.

"During the struggle, the man did manage to take control of the purse and fled the scene with the purse. He was last seen towards the direction of the Burger King, which is located at the same shopping center," said Javier Sambrano.

The victim had multiple injuries.

She was able to identify the robber from surveillance pictures from a nearby store where her purse was found with the wallet missing.

If you recognize the man, call Crime Stoppers at 566-TIPS.

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