Lincoln police hope to identify casino purse snatcher

Lincoln police released this surveillance image of a man wanted for stealing a purse at Twin River Casino on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.

Lincoln police on Thursday released surveillance images of a man they're hoping to identify in a purse-snatching at Twin River Casino.

Police said the man stole the purse at about 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 23.

Investigators said the man took the purse off the chair of a patron.

"Video surveillance shows the male taking the victim’s pocket book into a nearby bathroom," a news release said.

Police said the pocketbook was recovered, but $1,500 in cash and vouchers was missing.

Lincoln police asked anyone who can identify the thief to call them at 401-333-1111 or submit a tip on the Lincoln Police Department Tip Line.

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