Information about Goodwill purse snatching suspect wanted by police

Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a larceny. On Dec. 13, 2013, a young woman was shopping at the Goodwill at 8535 Midlothian Tpke. She briefly left her cart to select items off a shelf. When she returned to her cart, she noticed her purse had been stolen.

Security cameras were rolling and it was soon discovered that the suspect had targeted the victim and followed her throughout the store.

The suspect is described as a young black male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans. Check for photographs of the suspect.

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