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August 22, 2014

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Police search for suspect in attempted robbery outside casino

North Las Vegas Police released a video today of a suspect in an attempted robbery in hopes of generating new leads in the investigation.

At about 2:40 p.m. on Jan. 16, an attempted robbery outside the Cannery on East Craig Road, police said.

A white male with brown hair, described as between 17 and 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 155 pounds, was walking out of the casino when he grabbed the purse of a 79-year-old woman walking toward the entrance, police said.

The woman held on to the purse, and bystander came to her aid, police said. The suspect took off in a silver Volkswagen Jetta driven by an unidentified man.

The woman, who was injured in the incident, was taken to a hospital.

The driver of the car is described as a white or Hispanic, between 18 and 25 years old with short brown hair and a mustache.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Las Vegas Police at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

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