Police searching for man caught on video stealing woman's purse

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Posted on February 20, 2013 at 12:13 PM

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NEW ORLEANS – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man caught on surveillance video stealing a woman’s purse in the Central Business District, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Around 8:20 p.m. on February 13, a woman was walking the 800 block of Lafayette Street when the suspect approached, police said.

He pushed her on the ground and fled on foot with her purse, according to the NOPD.

She was uninjured.

The suspect is described as black, 5’10” to 6’ in height and 160 to 170 pounds in weight. He appeared to be in his mid twenties and had a dark complexion and shaved head. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and black plants.

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or 1-877-903-7867. Crime tips can also be texted to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637.) Text TELLCS and then the crime information.

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