Police Turn to Public to Nab Purse Snatcher

Topeka police have released surveillance footage of a man they believe may be connected to a theft and illegal use of a credit card.

The suspect used the card at East Side Liquor and at Wal-Mart, according to police. Both locations provided the surveillance photos. The victim also told police that someone had tried to use one of her cards at the Wal-Mart on Wanamaker, but it was declined.

On December 20, 2008, she had reported the purse stolen from a backpack in a room at the VA Hospital at 2200 SW Gage that afternoon.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 234-0007 or submit a tip www.topekacrimestoppers.com or Text message an anonymous tip to 274637 (CRIMES), then "TIP128" at the start of your message.

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