New Bern police are asking for your help in catching a man responsible for snatching two purses and trying to steal a third one in two days.
Tuesday night just after 11 pm police got a call to the Wal-Mart store parking lot on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., where a woman said a man took her purse as she got into her car. Witnesses say the suspect drove off in a red-colored, older-molder Jeep 4X4 style vehicle.
Then Wednesday morning around 10:00 am, officers responded to a second purse snatching at the Harris Teeter store on Glenburnie Road.
Surveillance video shows a man approach a woman shopper’s cart and remove her wallet as she turned to look at items in the meat refrigerator.
A short time later, officers were informed by Wal-Mart management of an attempted purse snatching, again in the store parking lot.
Police say the suspect description is consistent in all three cases.
New Bern Police are looking for a white man around 5’9”, 175 pounds, early to mid 30s, with wavy brown hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a light blue shirt, khaki shorts and flip-flops.
Anyone with information is asked to call (252) 633-2020.
New Bern police remind shoppers to never leave bags or shopping carts unattended.