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* Woman Wins Struggle with Purse Snatcher in Salinas

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Police say a man made an unsuccessful attempt to snatch a 51-year-old woman’s purse in Salinas on Friday afternoon. The woman was walking on East San Joaquin Street toward South Main Street at about 1:25 p.m. when a dark Honda stopped near her. The right front passenger got out of the car and ran toward the woman and then demanded her purse, according to the Police Department. She resisted and a struggle ensued. The woman won and the suspect ran back to the Honda. The suspect was a bald man who is between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches. The Honda had a damaged trunk. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime.

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