Purse-snatching suspect sought by Homewood police

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — Homewood police are asking for the public’s help finding a suspect in a robbery at Publix on Greensprings Highway. The incident happened Wednesday night around 8:20 p.m. when the victim was putting groceries in her car.

She says a black male came up behind her and grabbed her purse. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-10 black male who weighs 200 pounds. The suspect left in a mid-90s to 2000 Chevrolet Impala.

Homewood police say it’s important to be alert when shopping. They advise people to keep valuables out of sight and your car locked.

Anyone with information pertaining to the crime should contact the Homewood Police Department at (205) 332-6200 or Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.

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