Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a purse on St. Patrick’s Day from an employee at a southeast Fresno restaurant.
A spokesman for the Fresno Police Department said that surveillance video caught the suspect around 10 p.m. on March 17 snatching the woman’s purse and hiding it in his shirt before leaving Irish O’Sullivan’s restaurant at 5689 E. Kings Canyon Ave.
The suspect was described as a light-skinned Hispanic man with a mustache and full beard. He was wearing dark-framed glasses, a green shirt, gray pants, black Nike tennis shoes and a gray baseball cap at the time of the theft.
The purse and its contents were valued at more than $1,000, police said.
Anyone with information on the man is asked to call detective Donnie Dinnell at (559) 621-6334 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.