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WATCH: Woman fights off purse snatcher

Posted at 5:03 PM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 13:48:37-05
Police need your help finding a man accused of purse snatching.
On Jan. 16, around 10:50 a.m., patrol officers were called to a fast food restaurant located in the 2200 block of East Sahara Avenue for a report of an attempted purse snatch.
The investigation indicated the suspect entered the business and attempted to steal a purse from a lone female victim.
The victim tackled the suspect and was able to retain possession of her purse with the assistance of a nearby citizen.
The suspect left the business before officers arrived.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, 30 to 35 years-old, standing approximately 5’9” tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds and balding.

The suspect was further described as wearing a dark colored long sleeved jacket or shirt and dark colored pants.

The suspect is believed to be associated with other theft-related crimes in the area.
Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.