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Help Us Catch a Purse Snatcher
We need your help in finding a man who assaulted a 72 year old woman as he stole her purse Tuesday morning in a North Knox County grocery store. The woman was shopping at the Food City at Emory Road and Clinton Highway at 8:36, when the suspect came up behind her and yanked her purse which was over her shoulder. She tried to resist and he pulled harder, knocking her into a display and onto the floor. She was hit by falling jars and the impact from the fall bloodied her nose, dislocated her shoulder and left her arms bruised. She was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment. She is recovering at home now and does not wish to talk to the media at this time.
The suspect is described as 5'10'' to 6 feet tall, approximately 240 pounds, stocky build, and very short brown hair. The truck he fled in appears to be a blue Chevrolet pick-up with chrome steps on the side, a silver tool box in the back of the truck, silver custom rims, trailer hitch, and what appears to be an orange extension cord in the bed of the truck.
The video was taken from store surveillance. If anyone has any information on the suspect, please call the Knox County Sheriff's Office at 215-2243.
YouTube - Help Us Catch a Purse Snatcherwatch a thief size up his victim!
Update! The purse has been recovered, the credit card and ID was not.
YouTube - Purse Snatcher / CriminalsRus.comBe it a purse, man bag, bookbag, backpack, briefcase, Samsonite, shopping bag...whatever and even if it does have a secret compartment.Denver Woman Dragged by Purse Snatcher
This happened in Denver recently. See cw2.trb.com/news/ for full story.
Surveillance cameras capture attempted purse snatching on March 14, 2008
Denver police have released surveillance video of an attempted purse snatching, and are asking for the public's help to find the perpetrator.
YouTube - Denver Woman Dragged by Purse Snatcher
It's of no use to you when it's being ripped out of your hand or cut off your arm or you are being dragged along the sidewalk by it.