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Spokane Police Look for Purse Snatching Victim

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police officers responded to the report of a theft in the area of Monroe and Chelan, Friday morning.  A plain clothes U.S Marshall apparently witnessed a purse snatching type incident where a male riding a bicycle approached a female pedestrian and took her purse then rode off.    

The Marshall identified himself as law enforcement to the suspect and attempted to detain him.. The suspect continued to flee, abandoned his bicycle, and fled on foot in the area of Ash and Chelan.  Responding officers found several items of clothing the suspect shed and he was found near Cleveland and Walnut.   

During his attempt to flee, the suspect dropped the purse.  The victim retrieved her purse and left the area as police officers were detaining the suspect.  Officers were unable to locate her.  Spokane Police would like the public's assistance in locating the victim so robbery charges can be filed. 

The victim was described as a middle aged Asian female, possibly Southeast Asian,  leaving the area of the convenience store located on Monroe at Frederick.    Please call 911 or Crime Check  at   456 2233 with any information.

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