MPD: Man caught on camera stealing purse


Mobile Police need your help tracking down a man who they say attempted to steal a woman’s purse in a pharmacy parking lot.

On Sunday, February 2, police said a woman was loading her shopping bags in to the trunk of her car in the parking lot of the Walgreen’s at 2050 Government Street when an man swiped her purse and took off running.

Officials said the victim followed after the suspect and was able to snatch her purse back. They said the suspect fought the victim to retrieve the purse, even threatening the victim, but after the victim refused to give up her purse, the suspect ran away empty handed.

Police said the suspect was last seen in a gold sedan. If you know anything about this crime, call Mobile Police immediately.

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