Red Oak PD searching for alleged Walmart purse snatcher

Authorities are searching for a ‘Christmas Grinch’ who stole two women’s purses from a Walmart parking lot.

The first incident happened on November 29 at the Walmart in Red Oak. Video surveillance shows the suspect pull up to a woman’s shopping cart as she was loading things in her car. Without even getting out of his car, the suspect snatched the woman’s purse from the shopping cart and drove off.

Police say the suspect pulled off the same scheme on December 12 on a different victim.

Authorities say the suspect tried to use the stolen credit cards at the Target and DTLR stores in the Wheatland Town Crossing Center in Dallas. There, they were able to get clear surveillance pictures of the suspect.

Anyone who recognizes the alleged ‘Christmas Grinch’ is asked to contact Red Oak Police Sgt. Gary Dollar at 469-218-7710 or