The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. This week’s crime of the week is in reference to two different thefts of purses.
On 3/27/12 and again on 3/30/12, Patrol Officers responded to Wal Mart, located at 4224 N. Prospect. Both victim’s had their purses stolen while either loading their groceries in their vehicles or returning their carts to the return station. The suspect scopes out the parking lot for females loading groceries or returning carts. The suspect will look for an open window and snatch the purse when the victim is least expecting it.
The suspect is described as a w/m, 30’s, 508/165-170, shaved head with minor dark colored growth, medium complexion, minor facial hair, wearing a black sleeveless shirt and jean shorts baggy past his knees. The suspect was observed entering possibly a late 80’s model SUV possibly a Chevy Blazer or Nissan Pathfinder with damage to the driver’s side rear fender, with IL registration plate starting with either N71 or J71.
The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving these crimes. If you have any information about these crimes, please call crime stoppers at 423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime stoppers will pay $500 dollars for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week. Crime stoppers will also pay cash for information that leads to an arrest of any person responsible for a felony crime in Macon County.