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Suspect sought for grabbing a woman's purse in convenience store parking lot

Posted: 10:46 AM, Apr 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-15 15:06:37Z
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Detectives are asking for the public's help identifying a man accused of stealing a woman's purse while she was parked at a Fort Myers convenience store.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, on March 13, 2019, the suspect pictured here approached a vehicle parked in front of the Wawa store on S. Cleveleand Avenue near College Parkway, opened the passenger door, and grabbed a purse.

The two struggled over the purse, but the man took control of it and fled on foot.

He was possibly picked up by a dark gray, four door extended cab pickup truck in the area.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000 or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.