Would-Be Purse Snatcher Foiled at WalMart

POSTED: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:27am

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 4:49pm

The Denham Springs Police Department is investigating an attempted purse snatching that occurred at approximately 8:45 AM on Sunday morning, May 24th, 2009, at the Walmart on South Range in Denham Springs.

The suspect in this case is a white female who appears to be in her late teens or early twenties and has long brown hair and a thin build.

The victim was an elderly lady who was shopping at Walmart on her way to church.

The video shows the suspect following the victim in the parking lot until the victim reached her car. The suspect then violently tried to rip the purse from the victim's hands, but the victim fell to the ground still clutching her purse.

The suspect then gave up the attack and left driving a silver colored Pontiac Firebird.

We are asking anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers (344-7867) or the Denham Springs Police Department (665-5106.) Further information can also be found at www.dspd.net.