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St. Louis police searching for suspect in purse snatching

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The attached photo was captured on a surveillance system of a nearby mini-market. By Lakisha Jackson The attached photo was captured on a surveillance system of a nearby mini-market. By Lakisha Jackson

(KMOV)-- Police are seaching for a suspect accused of purse snatching in St. Louis.

Authorities said the victim was walking in the 3900 block of Alberta, when a male suspect began following her for a short distance before snatching her purse and running away. Though the suspect did not display a weapon, the 60-year-old victim was knocked to the ground as she attempted to hold on to her purse. The suspect was last seen running in the 4000 block of Hydraulic.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 25-30 years old, approximately 6’1” and approximately 160 pounds.

The attached photo was captured on a surveillance system of a nearby mini-market. The suspect had been inside the store a short time before robbing the victim on the street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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