GPD seeks purse snatcher
Published: Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:17 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:17 a.m.
Police are searching for a man who snatched a purse Thursday night from a woman who was in a car in southwest Gainesville.
The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. near the Park 16th apartment complex at 1111 SW 16th Ave.
Police said the woman was sitting in the front passenger seat when the culprit reached through the open door and grabbed the purse.
He fled east along 16th to Park 16th, police said. The robber was described as a 5-foot-10-inch black man wearing a black jacket with gray sleeves, black jeans and white sneakers.
The purse contained a cellphone, credit and debit cards and other items.
Police have increased patrols in the area. Anyone with information may call detectives at 393-7670, or text “GPDFL” plus your tip to 274637.