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Update: Purse Snatch Suspect Vehicle Photo And Information

Update: Purse Snatch Suspect Vehicle Photo And Information

Surveillance video reveals alledged suspect vehicle leaving the scene

On January 29th at about 6:45 PM, a victim was seated to the rear of the Chipotle Restaurant at 860 E. Alosta Avenue in Azusa, having dinner. 
A dark colored Toyota 4-Runner SUV parked behind the victim. One of the suspects exited the vehicle and grabbed the victim's purse, which was on the ground, near her feet. The suspect ran back to the vehicle.
As the second suspect began slowly driving away, the victim chased after the vehicle and attempted to retrieve her purse. In doing so, the victim was run over by the suspects. The suspects fled the scene with the victim's purse.
The victim was transported to an area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. 


Suspect #1: Hispanic female, 30 to 40 years of age, 5'05", 180 to 200 pounds, dark brown hair in a pony tail, and wearing a dark top and blue jeans.
Suspect #2: Hispanic female, 30 to 40 years of age.
Vehicle: Dark colored Toyota 4-Runner with a metal tube front bumper and wide stripe under the windows.

If you witnessed this incident, or have any information about the suspects or their vehicle, please call the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200, or send an email to Detective C. Franks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please reference case number 2014-0428.

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