Video Shows Man Swipe 98-Year-Old Woman's Purse

By Jessica Greene
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 12:27 PM PDT
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Video Shows Man Swipe 98-Year-Old Woman's Purse

Vallejo Police

Store surveillance video shows a man pushing a shopping cart alongside the woman and grabbing her purse.

There's an alleged purse snatcher on the loose in the Bay Area and police are asking the public to help track him down.

Vallejo police today released photos of a man who they say swiped a 98-year-old woman's purse while she was shopping at a Safeway store last month.

The woman said her grandson dropped her off at the store at about 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 shortly after she had cashed a check, Sgt. Kenny Park said. The woman said she put her purse in the child seat of her shopping cart and turned ber back for just a moment. When she turned back to the cart, her purse was gone, she told police.

Store surveillance video shows a man pushing a shopping cart alongside the woman and grabbing her purse.

The suspected purse snatcher is a white man possibly in his 30s or early 40s with dark hair, a receding hairline, a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.

Police ask anyone who recognizes the man to contact them.

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