La Porte Police investigating purse snatching at Walmart

The La Porte Police Department is investigating a robbery that happened at the Walmart on Boyd Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.

Police responded to Walmart just before 1:30 p.m. after a woman reported her purse stolen as she walked to her vehicle in the parking lot.

The 78-year-old told police she was walking to her car when a man jumped out of a black sedan and grabbed her purse.

He got back into the vehicle and it was last seen headed south on Boyd Boulevard.

The suspect's vehicle is described as an older model black Chevrolet, possibly a 1990s model.

The driver was a white female with dark hair, police said.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5'7" tall with dark hair, stocky build, wearing all dark clothing and a stocking cap.

The victim was not injured.

If you have any information about this crime, contact the La Porte Police Department at (219) 362-9446, or at to submit a crime tip. You can remain anonymous.

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