Authorities search for Port Charlotte purse snatcher

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Detectives are searching for a suspect in a purse snatching outside a Books- A- Million.

On July 23, the victim was just outside the store located on Tamiami Trail in the Murdock area shopping plaza, when a young man ran up behind her and grabbed her purse.

Authorities say the suspect took off through the parking lot with the victim and other witnesses chasing after him.

The suspect is described as being a thin man with short black hair, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing between 120 and 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing black shorts, a black shirt and a red ball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-2101, or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).

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