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July 2, 2013 > Fremont Police seeking assistance to identify purse snatch suspect

Fremont Police seeking assistance to identify purse snatch suspect

Submitted By Fremont PD

On Monday, June 24th at approximately 1:45 p.m., a 65 year old mentally handicapped Asian female (victim) was eating lunch inside the Hong Kong Buffet located at 41063 Fremont Boulevard. While she was eating at the restaurant, an unknown suspect entered and sat down at a separate table. He proceeded to order food and a beer, then within ten minutes got up and paid for his food. When he got up, he snatched the victim's brown leather backpack which was in the chair next to her. The victim and suspect struggled for the backpack causing the victim to be knocked to the floor and the suspect regained custody of the bag. He fled on foot to his black BMW which was parked on the west side of Los Dos Amigos Bar. The victim had been carrying all of her life possessions in the bag which included approximately $20,000 in cash.

The backpack was later found near the Alameda Creek in the Niles District. All of the contents, minus the cash were recovered.

The Suspect is described as Asian or Filipino male adult, 18-30 years old, thin build and medium height, wearing a brown/tan baseball style hat, white t-shirt, tight capri-style jeans which were rolled up at the bottom and flip flops with white socks, possibly wearing glasses and smoking a cigarette.

Suspect Vehicle: A late model black BMW sedan 4 door with chrome rims.

If you have any information about the suspect contact Officer Snyder at lsnyder@fremont.gov or 510-402-8810.

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