Suspect Sought In Purse Snatching

Date: Monday, July 20, 2015         1:40 PM
Location: 1240 South Port Avenue

Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1507200087
Corpus Christ Police Detectives have released camera images of a suspect that they believe committed a purse snatching in front of the CVS Pharmacy located at 1240 South Port Avenue on July 20.

A 71 year old female told Officers that just outside the store entrance a man approached her and asked if he could have some change. When the female went to look into her purse, the man pushed her and then grabbed the handle of her bag. He forcefully took the purse from the female and took off running.

The female was not injured.

Camera images of the suspect were obtained by the CVS while the male suspect was inside the store just prior to this crime.

The male suspect was last seen wearing black jean shorts, an orange short sleeve shirt with white stripes.  He had short dark brown hair with facial hair and a goatee.

The suspect in this case has not been identified and Detectives need your help in solving this crime. Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to the Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.


Suspect walking through store.