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Grosse Pointe Woods Police Release Photos of Suspect in Purse Snatching

Grosse Pointe Woods police release photos of a suspect in the robbery of elderly woman at the CVS on Mack.

Suspect in the purse snatching. (Photo provided by Grosse Pointe Woods Police)
Suspect in the purse snatching. (Photo provided by Grosse Pointe Woods Police)

Grosse Pointe Woods police have released photos of a suspect in the purse snatching and robbery of a 93-year-old woman Nov. 26 as she put groceries in the trunk of her car.

The St. Clair Shores woman had just completed shopping at the CVS Pharmacy located at 20460 Mack Ave. when a male driving a maroon Ford pickup truck reached out of his vehicle and grabbed her purse, according to police.

As the suspect drove away, he dragged the victim to the ground, breaking her hip and injuring her elbow. 

A person was later captured on two different store security cameras using the victim’s credit cards. The suspect is a male in his mid 20’s, 5-feet 8-inches to 6-feet tall, with brown hair with several days of beard growth. He was driving a maroon Ford Ranger pickup truck with an extended cab, which is believed to be the one used in the robbery, according to police. In the bed of the pickup truck was a frame for a Tonneau cover.

The victim’s credit cards were used at the CVS Pharmacy located at 26220 Crocker and the Speedway gas station at the corner of Crocker and Jefferson in Harrison Township.

Any information on this person, or the vehicle, is asked contact Det. Anthony Chalut at the Grosse Pointe Woods Police Department (313) 343-2412.

Elizabeth B. December 06, 2013 at 08:02 AM
The victim is a close family friend of mine. She is a sweet, intelligent, independent woman, it is just horrible that this has happened to her. Please share this information and help the GPW police find him.
Sylvia Taylor December 06, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Thugs are everywhere. Could have been his mother.
Chris December 07, 2013 at 12:29 PM
It's terrible that there is no respect for the elderly anymore. If there is anything that we could do to help this woman during her rehab process, please let us know.

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