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South Hill Purse Snatch Robbery Suspect Surrenders

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: The pictured suspect in a South Hill purse snatch robbery has turned himself in to police.

Justin R. Meyer, 21, surrendered at the Spokane Police Dept. front desk Monday morning.  Officer Sue Mann booked him into the Spokane County Jail on a felony count of Second-Degree Robbery.

Meyer's face was captured by Albertsons security cameras and was widely disseminated as a Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.  The community safety organization received over 30 tips regarding the suspect's identity. It's unknown if the intense public scrutiny led Meyer to surrender.

September 22, 2010 -- At about 1:15 p.m., a 71-year-old woman and her 45-year-old daughter were walking to the Albertsons Grocery at 3010 E. 57th from the west parking lot.  They noticed two teenage males walk out of the store and toward them.

As the two pair met, the hooded suspect grabbed the elder woman's purse and began tugging at it as the woman screamed.  The victim finally let go of the handbag and the suspect ran westbound across Regal and jumped a perimeter fence into the Cedar Hollow Estates apartment complex.

The suspect's companion stayed with the victim for a minute and appeared shocked at the robbery.  He eventually walked into the apartment complex through the regular entrance.

The victim was uninjured but lost cash, credit cards and keys to her car, home and business.

Luckily, the Albertsons security system caught images of the suspect and his companion as they left the store.  Still, detectives have not been able to identity either man.

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