Police look for suspects in two Southpoint purse-snatchings

Car involved in one purse-snatching incident. (Durham Police Department)

Durham police are looking for help after two purse snatchings happened at The Streets at Southpoint shopping center in the past two weeks.

The first incident happened about 2:40 p.m. on Dec. 30 in the parking lot near Belk. The suspect was described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s, tall and slender. He was wearing a burgundy hoodie and black pants with a swoosh on them. He fled in a small white car.


The second incident was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 2 in a parking lot near Nordstrom. The suspects were described as tall, slender black males wearing light-colored clothing and masks on their faces. They fled in a white, 4-door car, possibly a Mazda.

No weapons were used in the incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Wheeler at (919) 560-4583, ext. 29370 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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