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Police seek complimentary purse snatching suspect

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New Orleans, La. - New Orleans police are looking for a man who stole a woman's purse after stopping to compliment her Sunday.

The victim was walking back to her hotel in the 300 block of St. Charles Avenue at about 12:22 a.m. when a man who had been walking in front of her stopped to compliment her appearance. As she thanked him, the man grabbed her purse and fled. The woman tried to chase him, but he escaped.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old with very dark skin, about 5'10" with a slim build and  medium dreads or coarse hair. The victim said he appeared to be homeless.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

 

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