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Purse snatcher wanted for targeting women in downtown LA

A surveillance still image shows the suspect in two downtown Los Angeles purse thefts in May, 2012.

June 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police hope surveillance photos will help them find a man who robbed two women at gunpoint in downtown Los Angeles.

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.