Deputies in Port Charlotte need help finding purse snatcher
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.---Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who knocked down and attempted to steal an elderly woman’s purse Friday by the Port Charlotte Cultural Center.
CCSO received the call at 1:07 p.m. to 2280 Aaron Street and deputies set up a perimeter. A K9 unit, helicopter, deputies, and detectives began their search for the suspect believed to be a young Hispanic male, medium length black hair, 5-6 to 5-8 tall, wearing a blue sweatshirt, dark blue pants, and black and white tennis shoes. He was last seen running in a westerly direction toward U.S. 41.
Detectives were able to obtain a Cultural Center security camera photo taken of the suspect (see attached). Detectives are continuing their investigation at this time and no other information is available at this time. If anyone has information about the identity of the suspect, please call the Charlotte County Sheriff's office at 941-639-2101 or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS.