Police seek Dearborn purse snatching suspect

Police say man assaulted woman, stole her purse at Express Poultry on Warren Avenue in Dearborn


Dearborn police are searching for a suspect who assaulted a woman and stole her purse Monday at Express Poultry on W. Warren Avenue.

Police say the man fled in a tan or gold 1990 Chrysler New Yorker with a red rag top and body damage. He is described as a black man standing between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall, about 30 years old and with a round face. He was wearing a dark colored shirt.

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In surveillance video released by police you can see the car approach the intersection and stop outside the Express Poultry. Once the woman walks out of the store the suspected purse snatcher jumps out of the car and grabs the woman's purse. The force used is so violent that the woman falls to the ground.

The video shows witnesses who tried to intervene and stop the car, but the suspect fled in the car north on Payne Avenue.

The purse was recovered in the 9000 block of St. Marys Street in Detroit. Bank cards, cash, jewelry and a wallet containing paperwork all were missing.

"We will use all available resources to identify and apprehend the suspects," said Dearborn Police Chief R. Haddad in a news release.

Anyone with information on the robbery and suspect is asked to contact Dearborn police at 313-943-3030.

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