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Collinsville Police searching for brazen purse snatcher

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Collinsville Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who stole a purse from a woman in the Aldi’s parking lot Sunday evening.

A man took the purse from the victim’s shopping cart at approximately 7:20 p.m. Sunday as she loaded bags into her truck. The suspect can be seen getting out of an older model, white truck – believed to be a Dodge – and then running to the woman’s car and snatching the purse. The truck then speeds away, apparently to pick up the purse snatcher, Lt. Brett Boerm said.

The video of the incident is too grainy to get a physical description of the suspects, Boerm said. The victim saw only the back of the suspect as he ran away.

Aldi’s is located at 1716 Vandalia St.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects or with information about the vehicle can contact Detective Mark Kuechle at 618-344-2131, ext. 5138 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-8477.

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