MARRERO, LA (WVUE) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a purse snatching that occurred just after 6:33 p.m. May 3 in the 7600 block of the West Bank Expressway in Marrero.
In the incident, a white male suspect forcefully removed a female victim's purse from her and fled on foot. Video surveillance cameras in the area captured an image of the suspect just prior to the robbery. Video footage also captured the robbery suspect interacting with a black male before the robbery, and investigators believe they are "associates."
The black male is considered a person of interest and maybe able to provide the identity of the robbery suspect.
Anyone knowing the identify of either the robbery suspect or the person of interest is asked to contact the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Robbery Section at 504-364-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.