Purse snatcher gets away in Fresh & Easy parking lot

At 11:30 this morning, Sunday Oct. 26th, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of a possible theft in progress at Fresh & Easy grocery store located in 2200 block of  Thompson Blvd.

Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim in the parking lot of the store. She told responding officers she was attempting to put groceries in the trunk of her vehicle when an unknown suspect approached her from the rear. The suspect, described as a white male in his 20’s,  grabbed her purse by its strap, ripping the purse from her shoulder. The suspect then fled on foot southbound on Jordan St. into the neighborhood out of sight.

The victim sustained a minor abrasion to her shoulder where the purse was torn from her body.

Officers searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call the Ventura Police Department at 339-4309.

press_release_iconVentura Police Department

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