Police look for suspects in two Southpoint purse-snatchings

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Car involved in one purse-snatching incident.
Car involved in one purse-snatching incident.

DURHAM (WTVD) -- 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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