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Suspect sought in Guam purse snatching

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) —  Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the individuals involved in a purse snatching in Tumon.

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A vehicle drives away from the scene of a purse-snatching incident Wednesday morning on Route 14 in Tumon, Guam. A still image from surveillance footage shows a man holding what appears to be a purse.  Guam Police Department photos

Officers from the Guam Police Department Tumon-Tamuning Precinct Command responded to a reported robbery along Route 14 near the Royal Orchid Guam Hotel in Tumon around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. A woman told police that she had been walking on the sidewalk when a man approached her and grabbed her purse from behind, causing her to fall to the ground, said GPD spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao.

 The male suspect was seen running toward a vehicle described as a faded, older model sedan, Tapao stated. The suspect and the getaway driver fled the scene.

When police reviewed nearby surveillance cameras, they noted the male suspect was wearing a red shirt and blue shorts.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call police dispatchers at 671-472-8911 or 671-475-8615 to 7, or report information to Guam Crime Stoppers at 671-477-HELP (4357) or online at guam.crimestoppersweb.com.