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Crime Stoppers: Purse Snatching

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Monroe Police Department needs your help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in an armed robbery that occurred on February 21, 2012, at approximately 10:00am in the 200 block of Lidell Street in Monroe.

On this day, a female was walking in the 200 block of Lidell when an unknown black male described as 5'8" 160 pounds, 18 to 19 years of age, wearing a red shirt and red flannel checkered pants, approached her and grabbed her purse. The victim first refused to release the purse and was dragged down the street by the suspect. The suspect then hit the victim in the face with his fist. The victim let go of the purse and the suspect fled the scene. The victim received minor injuries during the struggle.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to two thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest or grand jury indictment of the person or persons responsible for this crime, or any other felony crime in Ouachita Parish.

If you have information about this crime, please call crime stoppers at 388-CASH. That's 388-2274 or

Remember, with Crime Stoppers, you never leave your name, you never go to court and your information remains confidential.

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