El Paso police say security cameras recorded the man as he allegedly took the purse.
On Tuesday December 17th 2013, the victim walked into the Leo’s Restaurant located at 7520 Remcon Circle. Police say the victim placed her purse on a bench by the entrance of the restaurant while she talked to people she was meeting with. The victim left the restaurant at about 3:09p.m., and forgot that her purse was on the bench. At 3:16p.m., the man seen on the surveillance photos walks by the bench after a female that accompanied him pointed it out. The man returned to the bench and allegedly grabbed the purse. The man then walked out of the restaurant. Shortly after the suspect took the purse the victim returned and found that her purse had already been stolen.
Anyone with any information on the identity of the man that was captured on video, is asked to call Crime Stoppers of El Paso immediately at 566-8477(TIPS), on-line at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org  or you can send a text message by entering the key word “CRIME1” (no space and include the quotation marks) plus your tip information, and text it to CRIMES (274637). You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you can qualify for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers of El Paso, Inc. is a non-profit organization that brings together the community, law enforcement, and the media to solve crime.