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Posted on: January 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Help Allen Police Identify Persons of Interest in Purse Theft

Surveillance photo of burglary suspect

Allen Police need your help in identifying the persons of interest who removed a woman's purse while she was fueling her car. The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the RaceTrac off Exchange Parkway and US 75.

Surveillance video shows late model Hyundai Sonata, with dark tinted windows, pulling into the gas station. One person jumps out of the Sonata and crouches down next to the victim's SUV, then opens a back door. The victim notices the commotion and runs toward the open door, but not before the person grabs her purse jumps in the waiting Hyundai and gets away. The vehicle may have out-of-state or Texas handicap license plates; there is no front license plate on the vehicle. The vehicle and persons shown in the video are of interest in this case.

If you have any information about this crime call the Allen Police Street Crimes unit at 214.509.4366. You can also send an anonymous text message to Allen Police Department; send your tip to 847411 and type the keyword ALLENPD at the beginning of your message.

Watch surveillance video.
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