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MPD releases pictures of Pier 1 purse snatcher

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Images of the man wanted for robbing a woman of her purse in the Pier 1 parking lot have been released to the public.

The incident happened Monday, December 5 in the 3100 block of Walnut Grove.

The victim told authorities she had just made a purchase at the store and was loading up her car when the suspect approached her. He pointed a gun at her and demanded she had over her purse.

He then fled the scene heading eastbound on Walnut Grove.

During the course of the investigation it was revealed that the suspect had been inside a nearby convenience store just minutes before the robbery.

If you can identify him, call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.