Police searching for suspected purse snatcher

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Crimestoppers and Honolulu Police detectives are searching for a man who grabbed a purse of a woman and fled. It happened on the fourth floor parking garage level at Ala Moana Center near Sears about 9:00 PM on April 18, 2009.

The victim said she was asked for a cigarette when the suspect grabbed her purse and fled on foot. The victim chased the suspect down the stairs where he was seen getting into a silver colored vehicle with dark tinted windows.

The suspect is possibly Filipino, in his 20's, about 5' 7" with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black t-shirt, red shorts and slippers.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 808-955-8300.