Knoxville police seeking purse snatcher

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Knoxville police are investigating a purse snatching and they believe the suspect could be the same man who robbed Cash Express on Monday.

On Wednesday morning, a woman was shopping at Aldi on Schaad Road when her purse was stolen from her shopping cart. When the victim turned around to look at an item, a man in a black shirt and a tattoo on his left forearm grabbed the purse and fled. He left the scene in a blue Honda CRV.

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Police say the vehicle matches the description of the SUV used in the Cash Express robbery on Monday evening.

Officers believe the suspect may have also been involved with a robbery at Check Into Cash on Maynardville Pike.

If you recognize this individual or have information on this purse snatching or the Cash Express robbery, please call the Knoxville Police Department’s crime information line at 865-215-7212.  Callers can remain anonymous.  Anonymous tips can also be submitted through their Facebook page.

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