New Bedford Police search for purse snatcher

Dee DeQuattro

New Bedford Police are looking for a man who stole a woman's purse and fled on foot Sunday morning.

Around 8:15 a.m. on Sunday morning a woman had her purse snatched by a man with a black goatee and heavy tattoos in the area of Belleville and Coffin Avenue.

The man came up from behind the woman, snatched her purse and fled on foot. The woman chased him down Coffin Ave.

During the chase the man went through the contents of the purse throwing them onto the street.

He took the cash that was in the bag and discarded it before fleeing out of site on Acushnet Avenue.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, in his thirties, standing about six feet tall.

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