Westlake Police searching for purse snatchers

(Westlake) - On Friday 8/9/19 around 7:37PM officers responded to a report of a theft from the patio at Zoup Restaurant at The Promenade of Crocker Park.

Investigators report, two males approached a female at the restaurant, while one of the males distracted the victim by asking questions, the second male grabbed her purse.

Both males fled into a waiting black Honda CR-V. Suspect #1 is described as a black male who looked like a very young teen wearing a red Under Armor hoodie and black shorts.

Suspect #2, who actually grabbed the purse from the table, is a black male who looks to be an older teen or young adult. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Officers located the get away vehicle, reported as stolen out of Cleveland, traveling on I90 East and attempted to stop it.

The driver was observed to be a third black male. The operator refused to stop. Officers pursued for 2 minutes before discontinuing for safety reasons.

Detectives say a surveillance video from inside the store has been released for public viewing in an attempt to identify the 2 male suspects.

If you recognize either of the suspects or have additional information please contact the Westlake Police Department non-emergency line at 440-871-3311.

(Photos provided by Westlake Police)

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