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Tampa police looking for Big Lots serial purse snatcher

TAMPA – Police are searching for a "serial purse snatcher" who has stolen four purses at the Big Lots parking lot at 4998 E. Busch Blvd.

The most recent theft was Wednesday, when police say a 62-year-old woman and a friend were walking through the parking lot. The suspect, a young man, approached the victim from behind on a blue bicycle and grabbed her purse.

The victim struggled with the suspect and suffered minor bruising and abrasions before losing her purse, police said.

On Feb. 19, police said the suspect tried to steal a 29-year-old woman's purse in the parking lot. She refused to let go and was dragged 200 feet before the victim let go.

Tampa police looking for Big Lots serial purse snatcher 03/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 12, 2010 3:10pm]
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