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Robber steals purse in Walmart parking lot: Sought by police

TYLER, October 9, 2013--At approximately 8:30 p.m., on October 8, a 60 year-old white female was walking to her car at WalMart at 3820 Hwy 64 West. The female placed her groceries into her vehicle and walked her buggy to a cart return location. As the female was walking back to her vehicle, she was approached by a suspect who grabbed her purse. The female refused to let go of her purse and the suspect threw her to the ground, still attempting to take the purse. A nearby customer heard the victim screaming and ran to assist. The suspect then fled on foot.

The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’0” tall, with an average build. He is between the ages of 35 and 40. The suspect was wearing a pink polo shirt and blue jeans. Store video shows the suspect entering a white vehicle and leaving the scene toward the Hwy 64 exit. The vehicle may be a Buick LeSabre.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.

KYYK's Gary Richards spoke with Tyler PIO Donald Martin about the case. Click below for details. 

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