Police Searching for Purse Snatcher
POSTED: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 6:47pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 11:30am
EL PASO - Police are searching for a man who grabbed a woman's purse in a grocery store parking lot in broad daylight Wednesday afternoon.
According to police, the 51-year-old woman was loading groceries into her car at approximately 3:30 p.m. when man approached her and grabbed her purse outside the Big 8 on Dyer in northeast El Paso. The woman hit the suspect several times, but she eventually fell on the ground.
The suspect drove away in a small, light colored vehicle. He is described as a tall male with a light complexion. He was wearing white shorts and a black hoodie.
The woman's purse was located a short distance away from the Big 8. She was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 566-TIPS (8477).