Lake Charles Police searching for purse snatcher

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Lake Charles Police Department is searching for a purse snatcher who recently took a woman's purse near a restaurant on West McNeese Street.

The incident happened last Tuesday, January 12, just before 5 p.m. The victim, an unidentified 80-year old female was walking to her vehicle in the parking lot of a Subway restaurant on West McNeese Street when she was approached by the suspect - a black male, estimated to be 5-feet 7-inches tall, 18-21 years of age.

The suspect grabbed the victim's purse from her arm, causing her to be knocked to the ground. He then fled into the parking lot and was seen getting into a newer model four-door tan Dodge Neon.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to contact the Lake Charles Police Department at 337-491-1311.

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