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Police seek public's help to find Fort Wayne purse-snatcher (with video)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 3:15 pm

The Fort Wayne Police Department needs the public's assistance in identifying a man who reportedly snatched a woman's purse around noon Monday in the parking lot of the Hobby Lobby, 5519 Coldwater Road. His image was captured in the accompanying stills from a surveillance camera.

He is described as a male black, described as skinny, wearing a gray hoodie and jeans. No weapon was used. The 76-year-old victim had her purse snatched away while she was getting into her vehicle, police said. After the purse was snatched, the the alleged thief ran away

Anyone with information that may lead to the identification of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP or FWPD's nonemergency number 427-1222.