El Cerrito police were asking for help to catch a suspected purse snatcher. (CBS)

El Cerrito Police Seeking Suspected Purse Snatcher

Police in El Cerrito are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who followed a woman and snatched her purse in broad daylight even after she used a pot to fight him off.


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SF Purse-Snatching Victim Hospitalized With Life-Threatening Injuries

An elderly woman has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after she was attacked by a purse snatcher Wednesday in the Western Addition, San Francisco police said.



Teen Arrested After Violent Palo Alto Purse Snatching

A Palo Alto police officer was on patrol in the 700 block of Waverley Street at about 9:50 p.m. Saturday when he noticed a woman running after another person and yelling “She stole my purse,” police said.


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Woman Injured In Violent Pleasant Hill Purse Snatching Attempt

A woman suffered minor injuries when two suspects pulled her to the ground in an attempted purse-snatching in Pleasant Hill earlier this week.


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1 Arrested, 2 Sought In SF Nightclub Attack, Purse-Snatching

A man was arrested after allegedly attacking and robbing a couple outside a nightclub in San Francisco’s Fillmore District early Sunday morning, a police spokeswoman said Monday.


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San Francisco SoMa Parking Spot Dispute Leads To Assault, Robbery

A dispute over a parking spot in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early Sunday morning led to a fight and a purse snatching, police said Monday.



2 Arrested In String Of Bay Area Purse Thefts

Two people have been arrested in connection with several recent purse thefts in Sonoma and Napa counties, a Sonoma County sheriff’s sergeant said.



Woman’s Purse Snatched In San Francisco’s Richmond District

A woman had her purse snatched while walking in San Francisco’s Richmond District early Wednesday morning, police said.


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Woman Pepper Sprayed, Mugged In San Francisco

A woman was pepper-sprayed and had her purse snatched in San Francisco’s Richmond District on Monday afternoon, police said.


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Woman Critically Injured In San Francisco Purse Snatching

A woman was critically injured when she was knocked to the ground during a purse snatching in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood late Thursday night, police said.