Rocky Mount police have released this video image of a suspected purse snatcher.

Rocky Mount police have released this video image of a suspected purse snatcher.

Police seek suspect in purse snatching

From Staff Reports

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Rocky Mount police have released a video image of a suspected purse snatcher in hopes of bringing charges against the man.

Officials said a 35-year-old woman was inside the Shell Food Mart on the 1300 block of West Raleigh Boulevard when the suspect grabbed her purse and ran out the door. The suspect reportedly got into an unidentified vehicle and fled the scene. The woman was not injured.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11 black man with a slender build, wearing a blue shirt and a ball cap. Police said the man is suspected in several other crimes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov.