Man snatches woman's purse at Fort Lauderdale pizzeria

Theft caught on surveillance video

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This man is caught on surveillance video snatching a woman's purse from a Fort Lauderdale pizzeria.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Police are trying to identify a man who snatched a woman's purse at a Fort Lauderdale pizzeria late last month.

The May 27 purse-snatching was captured on surveillance video.

Fort Lauderdale police Detective DeAnna Greenlaw said the woman was eating lunch outside when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her purse from a chair next to her. He then ran to a waiting car and got away.

Surveillance video showed the getaway car as a silver, newer model Chevrolet Cruze or Malibu.

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call detectives at 954-828-5546 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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