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Police Seek Alleged Peppermill Casino Purse Thief

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Reno police have released surveillance photos of a suspect who grabbed a woman's purse at a casino.

Police say the suspect watched a woman gamble at the Peppermill Casino Saturday asfternoon and then waited for her to cash out her winnings.

Police say he then approached her and grabbed her purse before running out of the casino.

Employees confronted the suspect in a parking lot across the street, where he pulled out a knife. He hopped into a green van and headed north on Virginia Street.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late teens or early twenties.

He's 6'0 with a thin build and was wearing a white t-shirt and khaki shorts.

If you anything about the suspect, call Secret Witness at 322-4900. Your call will remain anonymous. 

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