The Richland County Sheriff’s Department released a video Wednesday in asking for the public’s help to identify a purse snatcher.
A surveillance video pointed at the parking lot of the Bi-Lo grocery at 2230 Decker Blvd captured the Tuesday afternoon incident.
A thinly built black man, 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing a lime green polo shirt and black pants can be seen approaching a woman walking toward the entrance from the parking lot. They appear to exchange words, and as she walks by he grabs the bag hanging off her shoulder and runs out of the camera's field of view.
The incident is similar to an Aug. 18 purse-snatching at the Decker Blvd Bi-Lo.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the department or call Crime Stoppers at (888) CRIME-SC (274-6372).
Decker Blvd Bi-Lo, Aug. 23