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Police searching for purse snatchers in Longview

Released by The Longview Police Department:

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - On 5-3-2011, around 11:07 a.m. a local woman's purse was snatched while she was walking to the front of a store located in the 3600 Block of McCann Road.  The victim told police she had just locked her car and put her keys in her pocket.  She had her purse over her shoulder and was walking to the front of the store.  A white, newer model truck, with some blue scratches or markings of some kind on the driver's side door with three unknown suspects in the truck drove by her.  She noticed the three people in the truck were Hispanic.  She said that two of them got out of the truck and walked up to her.  One grabbed her and pulled her towards the truck.  The other one wrestled her purse off of her arm.  She said that when they got her purse they ran tot eh truck and shouted "Good Luck" to her.  The truck was last seen heading North on McCann Road from the store parking lot.   

The victim said the suspects were young males and two of them were wearing white t-shirts and blue jeans.  The driver of the truck was wearing a plaid shirt and had a goatee.  She also said one of the suspects had a tattoo on his face. 

Although she had cash and debit cards in her wallet, the victim stated that the most important thing to her, and the one thing she wants back desperately, is the printed obituary she had from her husband's funeral.  She has carried it in her purse for many years since his death. 

If you have any information regarding this crime or any other crime, you are encouraged to contact the Longview Police Department (903)237-1199 or Longviewpolice.com.  Information may also be reported anonymously by contacting Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP or make an anonymous online tip at www.greggcountycrimestoppers.com

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