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

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

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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.

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