Myrtle Beach police release photos of Wal-Mart purse snatching suspect

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 24, 2013 

— Myrtle Beach police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a woman’s purse being taken from her in the parking lot of Wal-Mart this week, according to Capt. David Knipes.

Officers were called about 11:30 a.m. Monday to Wal-Mart at 541 Seaboard St. for the purse snatching, police said.

A person, who saw the incident, took photographs of the suspect as he ran from the area and police released those photos Tuesday in an effort to identify the suspect.

Officers learned a 40-year-old woman was at her vehicle and was unlocking her door when she felt someone pull on her arm and they said “give me your purse,” according to the report. The victim said she tried to hold onto her purse, but the man pulled it away from her and ran away.

Police said the man got out of a vehicle that pulled up in front of the store, the car then circled around to the back of the parking lot and the suspect ran down a parking aisle and took the woman’s purse. The suspect then ran to the vehicle and it drove away.

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