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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). 

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