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Man snatches 86-yr-old's purse in Westchester

A cellular phone camera caught photos of the robbery suspect who stole an 86-year-old Westchester woman's purse in late July.

August 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The search is also on for a purse snatcher caught in the act on camera.The Los Angeles Police Department said the suspect followed an 86-year-old woman to her home in the Westchester area on July 28.

When she got out of her car, the suspect pulled her purse off her arm, fled to an awaiting getaway car and sped away.

A neighbor saw it happen and took pictures with a cellular phone camera.

The elderly victim's arm was injured in the attack, but she is expected to be OK.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, and weighing about 175 to 190 pounds. He has tattoos on the left side of his neck, left wrist and hand. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, black jeans and blue and black tennis shoes.

If you have any information to help police find the purse snatcher, you are urged to call 1-877-LAPD-24-7.


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