WANTED: Purse snatcher swipes $40,000 in designer handbags - WFLA News Channel 8

WANTED: Purse snatcher swipes $40,000 in designer handbags

Posted: Updated:
Investigators say a man stole nearly $40,000 in purses from the Niemen Marcus store at International Plaza. Surveillance image Investigators say a man stole nearly $40,000 in purses from the Niemen Marcus store at International Plaza. Surveillance image
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Tampa Police are asking for help finding a purse snatcher with expensive taste.

Investigators say a man stole nearly $40,000 in purses from the Niemen Marcus store at International Plaza.

Surveillance video shows the man snatched purses from the store on May 10 and May 11. Each time he was dressed differently.

On May 10, investigators say he approached the clerk and expressed interest in the bags and took them from her hand. He grabbed additional bags from a rack as he ran out the door.

On May 11, investigators say he entered the store and grabbed purses from a rack near the door.

The handbags were made by Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.

If you have information that can help investigators,call Crime Stoppers 1-800-873-TIPS.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or report online at www.crimestopperstb.com.

  • Don't Miss ItMore>>

  • Walmart to sell Manatee company's candles in select stores

    Walmart to sell Manatee company's candles in select stores

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:16:29 GMT
    The Amazing Candle. Facebook photoThe Amazing Candle. Facebook photo
    A Manatee County business is celebrating a major milestone Their novelty candles will be available for purchase at select Walmart stores.
    A Manatee County business is celebrating a major milestone Their novelty candles will be available for purchase at select Walmart stores.
  • Dog saves newborn kitten, now pals for life

    Dog saves newborn kitten, now pals for life

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:33:17 GMT
    Roscoe was an injured, newborn kitten covered in maggots and pinned underneath a log, when he was found by Opie the dog. Imgur photo by Lia Spilka  Roscoe was an injured, newborn kitten covered in maggots and pinned underneath a log, when he was found by Opie the dog. Imgur photo by Lia Spilka
    A newborn kitten whose life was in danger when he was discovered by a curious pooch out on a walk, is now best buddies with the dog who saved him.
    A newborn kitten whose life was in danger when he was discovered by a curious pooch out on a walk, is now best buddies with the dog who saved him.
  • Morgue attendant admits to having sex with up to 100 bodies

    Morgue attendant admits to having sex with up to 100 bodies

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:30:56 GMT
    A federal court has made a ruling in connection with a disturbing case involving an Ohio morgue attendant who had sex with female corpses at work.
    A federal court has made a ruling in connection with a disturbing case involving an Ohio morgue attendant who had sex with female corpses at work.
  • Most Viewed Stories on WFLA.com

  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.