Las Vegas Metro police on Thursday released dramatic surveillance video that shows a woman fighting back against a would-be purse snatcher.
Police said the incident took place about 10:50 a.m. on Jan. 16 at a fast-food restaurant located on East Sahara Avenue, near South Eastern Avenue.
Police said a man entered the restaurant and tried to steal a woman’s purse. However, the woman fought back, tackled him and retained her purse with the help of another customer.
The would-be thief took off before police arrived.
The man responsible was described as white, between 30 and 35 years old, about 5’9” tall and approximately 180 pounds. Police said he is balding and was wearing a dark long sleeved jacket or shirt and dark pants.
Police believe the man may have been involved in other theft-related crimes in the area.