Two Women Fight Off Purse Snatcher

Occurred on 7/14/12, 9:35 pm  Robbery  5425 S. Padre Island Drive

Police were called to Target at Moore Plaza for a robbery call in which the victims were returning to their cars when a male grabbed one of the women's purse.  The victim refused to let go of her purse and a struggle ensued.  The victim's friend was trying to help when she was knocked to the ground where she struck her head.  She sustained a bruise and a minor laceration to her elbow.  She was treated by CCFD Emergency Personnel, but refused to be taken to the hospital.

The suspect then fled westbound on Williams Drive in a silver or gray passenger car.  He is described as a Hispanic male, 5'10″ to 6′ feet tall and weighing 130 to 140 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt with light-colored blue jeans and a white cap.

Anyone with any information on this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit online at .  You can also submit a tip via your iPhone or Android app.  Callers can receive a cash reward up to $1,000 if the suspect is arrested.


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