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PD Searching For Thief Who Stole Purse At Buc-ee's Gas Pump

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TERRELL (CBSDFW.COM) - Police in Terrell are looking for a brazen thief who stole a purse out of a pickup in broad daylight, at a popular Texas convenience store.

The incident happened at the Buc-ee's travel center off of Interstate-20 in Terrell, on September 21.

Even while a person is pumping gas into the pickup, a car, that appears to be a newer model white Chrysler 200, pulls up at a pump next to the victim's truck and a man in a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts walks over to the truck and cracks the passenger door.  The man then turns, gets back in his car and drives away.

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(credit: Terrell Police Department)

When the victim walks into the store the the vehicle returns, the man gets out, opens the passenger door of the truck and takes the purse.

The suspect is described as a slender, young black male, in his 20's, and standing approximately 6'2". Surveillance cameras captured part of the temporary Texas license plate on the white Chrysler. The first and last characters of the tag aren't known, but the middle of the plate appears to read -- *3M057*.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect in the above video or has information about the theft is asked to contact the Terrell Police Department or Kaufman County CrimeStoppers at 877-TIPSKCC (847-7522). Tips can also be sent by text, simply send the word "TIPLINE" and then your message 274637 (CRIMES).

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