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Deputies warn of drive-by purse snatchings outside Publix in Orange County

Deputies are warning residents to be on the lookout for a purse snatcher in east Orange County.  

Deputies are warning residents to be on the lookout for a purse snatcher in east Orange County.  
The crook snatches purses from women while riding in a car, deputies said.
Investigators said the purse snatchings have happened twice in March at a Publix on South Alafaya Trail at the Shoppes at Eastwood.

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In both incidents, deputies said the thief was hanging out of a back window of a new-model white Ford Explorer.
A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information on the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

To the good people in East Orange County: BE ALERT! There have been TWO robberies by sudden snatching at the Publix at...

Posted by Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida on Saturday, March 24, 2018

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