An 86-year-old Sarasota woman's purse was snatched while she was walking in front of the Marshalls store at the Cooper Creek shopping center near Interstate 75 and State Road 70 at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at 8467 Cooper Creek Blvd., according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
A man in his 20s with short, blond, spiked hair wearing a blue tank top pulled the victim’s purse from her shoulder and fled through the parking lot, according to the report.
The suspect reportedly got into the passenger side of a two-door hatchback car, possibly a Kia, and fled the area about five minutes prior to sheriff’s office notification.
Anyone with information on this crime or the exact location of the wanted person, is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Manatee County at 866-634-TIPS (8477) to speak to a live call taker. Tipsters will still be anonymous and eligible for a reward.