Purse snatcher wanted for targeting women in downtown LA


Investigators say the man stole the women's purses and then fled in a getaway van. It happened back in May near Hill Street and Olympic Boulevard.

A surveillance camera captured the man's picture when he stopped to fill up the teal colored van police think was used during the robberies.

The suspect was wearing a towel around his neck, possibly to cover his tattoos.

If you have any information about these thefts, you're urged to contact Los Angeles police at (877) LAPD-24-7 or (877) 527-3247.

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