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Parking lot purse snatcher sought by police

Police are searching for a man who snatched a woman's purse at the Sugar House Casino Wednesday afternoon.

Around 2:45 p.m., police said the unidentified woman walked from the casino to her car and was sitting in the parking lot when the suspect opened her door, took her purse and ran off.

Surveillance cameras inside the casino recorded footage of the suspect and police posted in online in hopes that help from the public leads to an arrest.

The alleged purse snatcher is described as a dark-skinned black man who weighs about 230 pounds. Police said the man is in his mid-20s and is between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was wearing a black shirt, black pants and a black hat.

Tipsters are asked to call 215-686-TIPS (8477).