Dunwoody police are searching for a man accused of snatching purses at Perimeter Mall.
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Dunwoody police looking for alleged Perimeter Mall purse snatcher

Dunwoody police are searching for a man accused of snatching two women’s purses at Perimeter Mall on Monday. The thefts occurred within 30 minutes of each other. 

In the first theft, the victim and her friend were sitting at a table outside DASS Salon when a man grabbed her purse off the table, according to a police report obtained Friday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  

The victim chased the man through the mall and into Von Maur before two bystanders tackled the suspect, according to the report. The man dropped the purse and ran toward Dunwoody MARTA station. 


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Soon after, police said he returned to the mall and snatched another woman’s purse. 

The woman was sitting at a table outside Forever 21 when the man grabbed her purse and went toward the Dunwoody MARTA station, according to the report. She lost sight of him after that. 

A Forever 21 employee told police that she saw the suspect walking around on his phone before the robbery. 

Both thefts were captured on surveillance video. 

The man has not been identified, but police described him as being between 5-foot-7 and 6-foot and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a black zip up hoodie with a white T-shirt underneath, blue jeans and white shoes, police said. The suspect also had a black backpack on. 

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call Dunwoody police.

In other news:

The shooting happened at the Oak Forest Apartment complex on Hatton Drive Wednesday night.

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