Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mint Hill Police Seeking Purse Snatcher

Early this morning, a 67-year old woman was entering a business off Margaret-Wallace Road when a man attacked her and stole her purse. 

According to Mint Hill police, the suspect acted as if he was going to hold the door open for the victim and as the woman entered, he grabbed the woman's purse and attempted to flee.  The woman refused to let go of her purse and fell to the ground still holding the purse. The victim was dragged a short distance before letting go of the purse. 

The suspect (as shown in the slide shows) is described as a black man, about 5'8" in his late teens or early 20's.  He was wearing a grey wind breaker and blue jeans.

If anyone has information on this crime they're asked to contact Mint Hill police at 704-545-1085.