RED OAK, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A man is snatching purses without a confrontation and so far, getting away with it.
The Red Oak Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in helping identify a purse-snatching suspect.
Police said during two recent incidents at the Red Oak Walmart, the suspect pulls his vehicle next to his victim, reaches out from his silver sedan without exiting and snatches the victim’s purse.
The suspect then quickly takes off.
The first reported incident happened shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29.
The second one happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12.
After the December 12 crime offense, a attempted to use the victim’s credit cards at the Target & DTLR in the Wheatland Town Crossing shopping center in Dallas.
The video of that crime and the suspect attempting to use the victim’s credit card can be viewed here.
“It happened so quick but I saw him reach out. I went to grab my purse. He grabbed, pulled and just flew out,” one of the victims told CBS 11. “I did chase him through the parking lot of course to no avail.”
The victim asked not to be identified.
She was at Walmart in Red Oak last Wednesday around 2:00 p.m.
She left her purse in the shopping cart while loading her SUV.
“He was looking for somebody like me who was just in the rush for the holidays and putting their groceries in the back of their car and the purse was just asking to be taken,” she said.
Within a half hour of stealing her purse, Red Oak Police said the man was at Target and a men’s clothing store shopping with her credit cards.
“You never think it can be you. You watch the news and see it happen to other people but this is something I never thought could happen to me,” she said.
Because he drives up so quickly, catching the victims off guard, neither was able a license plate number for that silver car.
If anyone has information on the identity of this purse snatcher, they can contact Sgt. Gary Dollar at 469-218-7710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.