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New photo released of Las Vegas purse snatcher suspect


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New photo released of Las Vegas purse snatcher suspect

By Jennifer Kastner. CREATED Jan 20, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police have released a new photo of a suspect who is tied to a string of purse snatches, mostly in the northwest part of the valley.

However, the new photo is from another incident which occurred in the north part of Las Vegas.

Police are looking for a white man with a thin build, approximately in his late teens to early 20s, driving a four-door silver/gray sedan.

They are investigating at least four incidents where the suspect targeted women. One woman was injured when her purse was literally stripped from her hands.

On Dec. 30, the suspect approached women in several large parking lots where they were shopping at popular retail and grocery stores.

Surveillance video shows the suspect's vehicle in a parking lot near Centennial Hills and Ann Road.

Police said he took one woman's wallet, jumped into the car and took off.

If you know anything about the suspect of these crimes, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.