This image from surveillance video shows a suspect in a purse snatching at Golden East Crossing mall.

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This image from surveillance video shows a suspect in a purse snatching at Golden East Crossing mall.

Police seek purse-snatching suspect

From Staff Reports

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Rocky Mount police are searching for a man suspected of snatching a woman’s purse Sunday outside Golden East Crossing mall.

According to police reports, a 76-year-old woman was walking in the parking lot near Belk when the suspect ran up, grabbed her purse and possibly fled in a white Ford Mustang. The woman was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-11 to 6-foot tall white man, weighing between 150 and 180 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Text a tip to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about the information.

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mall shopping

Going to the mall needs the same rule as swimming. Never go alone, always with a buddy, and never go unless it is absolutely necessary.

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