Fall River Police seek help identifying purse snatcher

Fr Purse Snatcher

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE)- Fall River Police are looking for help identifying a man who stole a purse on May 31.

At about 2 p.m. on the day, officers responded to the Walmart at 638 Quequechan St. for reports of a purse snatching.

Police say that a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black mask, camouflage pants, and black sneakers followed an elderly woman to her car in the parking lot.

He watched as the 76-year-old woman put her purse as well as other things into the trunk of her car.

When she walked to the driver’s side door, he snuck up to the truck, opened the door, and took the purse out.

The woman noticed the crime and tried to follow the man. She lost sight of him and he got away.

Anyone withinformation relative to this incident is asked to contact Detective Luis Vertentes of the Major Crimes Division at (508) 324-2796 ext. 260.

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