Reward offered for purse-snatcher

December 7, 2008 4:13:44 PM PST
A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a teenager who ripped a purse from the arm of a woman who was unloading things from her car in Fairfield on Saturday.

At about 11:55 p.m., a woman was unloading her car in the 1500 block of Kentucky Street when a teenager came up behind her, pushed her and ripped the purse from around her shoulder, according to police. The teen then took off and officers were unable to locate him.

The woman was not injured.

The suspect is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department at (707) 428-7300 or the Solano Crime Stoppers at (707) 664-STOP.