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Medford Police Search For Purse Snatcher

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Police are searching for a man who snatched a woman’s purse as she unloaded her groceries. Officers have a clear image of the thief’s face through a surveillance video.

Officers say the man seen here in surveillance pictures was driving an SUV through the North Medford Fred Meyer parking lot Wednesday afternoon as the 74-year-old woman unloaded her shopping cart.

After the driver reached out and grabbed her purse, the victim canceled her bank cards right away, but police asked her to check if any transactions were made and discovered the man attempted to purchase items at a store.

“She called back with information back that almost an hour later, that same day the 10th, about 3:50 i think in the afternoon, the suspect tried to use the card unsuccessfully at Walmart,” stated Medford Police Sgt. Brent Mak.

If you recognize him, you’re asked to contact police.