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Posted on: February 3, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Armed purse snatcher caught on video


NORFOLK, Va. – An armed purse snatcher is caught on video, and now police are seeking the public’s help in tracking him down.

Shortly before 4 p.m. on January 28th, police responded to an individual robbery in the 3700 block of Granby Street.

A 54-year-old woman told detectives that while she was unloading her vehicle a man ran up to her armed with a gun, and forcibly grabbed her purse from her hand. She was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a black man, around 6-feet tall in his early twenties. He was last seen fleeing the area in an early 2000’s Acura MDX.

If you recognizes this man, detectives encourage you to contact the Norfolk Crime Line at either:

CALL: 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887)
TEXT: Text "NORFOLK" and your tip information to 274637 (CRIMES)
WEB: Submit a web-tip at:

Your TIP could EARN you a CASH reward.

No other information is available for release at this time.

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