Police looking for purse snatching suspect

Police are looking for a female suspect in Near South purse snatching.

Police say Monday morning at about 12:30 a woman was getting into her car at Walgreens at 17th and South Streets.  The victim told police a woman grabbed her purse.  They struggled, but the suspect got away with the purse.  Officer Katie Flood says an 18-year-old man, who witnessed the crime,  followed the suspect and saw her toss the purse out of her window.  The man returned the purse to the victim. 

The victim told police she had $400 in cash that was taken from the purse. 

The suspect is described as a white female, 5'6″, 150 lbs., and long light-colored hair.  She was driving a gold color car with 5 county plates.

If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 475-3600.