Investigators trying to track down purse snatcher

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 06/16 2014 04:28PM

Updated 06/16 2014 04:30PM

A suspect is on the run after snatching a woman's purse at a Shreveport business.

The incident happened back on May 1 in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in the 6200 block of Westport.

The victim told officers that she was loading her vehicle when a white car pulled up beside her and the person inside asked for directions.  While she was giving the suspect directions, the suspect grabbed her purse and jumped back into his vehicle. 

The suspect then quickly drove off the lot in what appears to be a  a late 90's to early 2000's model white Lexus or Toyota with a paper tag possibly covering a hard tag.  Click this link to watch surveillance video of the suspect's car

The suspect is described as a black male, in his late 20's to 30's, slim build, low cut hair, standing 5'5" tall.

A $300 reward is being offered in this case.  Anyone with information about this suspect is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373.

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