Have you seen this man? - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Have you seen this man?

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A purse snatching at L'auberge du Lac has police once again looking for a career criminal. Sgt. Mark Kraus says Christopher Jenkins - also known on the streets as "Slice" is wanted for an alleged purse snatching that occurred last week at the casino. According to investigators a woman was going to her car when approached from behind. The suspect then grabbed her neck and removed her purse before fleeing.

Kraus says they are attempting to get surveillance video which shows Jenkins following the woman. He also says investigators located the victim's purse and other belongings at Jenkins house. Jenkins is urged to turn himself in to police.   

"We are going to catch him. Mr. Jenkins we are going to catch you. We think that if he's not remanded into state custody for a very long time his criminal history in the past shows that he is going to repeat these crimes. And if we can predict that in the criminal justice system. Not just police or the District Attorney's Office, but the judges. If all three components of law enforcement can predict that, then we have an obligation to society to remand this person as long as we can," said Kraus.  

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Christopher Jenkins is asked to call Lake Charles Police at 491-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.

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