Man Robs Women While They Load Groceries Into Car: Police

Police are searching for a man after he allegedly robbed two people while they unloaded groceries into their car in broad daylight.

According to Red Oak police, a black male pulled up in a silver car next to the victims' carts in a Walmart parking lot at about 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12.

While the victims were putting their groceries inside their cars, the man snatched their purses, without exiting his car, then drove away.

Investigators believe this man is a double offender after two surveillance videos released by the Red Oak Police Department shows two separate purse-snatchings with the same vehicle in both incidents.

Allegedly, this man committed a second offense November 29 in the same Walmart parking lot as before.

Shortly after the December purse-snatching, investigators were able to catch the alleged thief using credit cards at a Target and a DTLR in the Wheatland Town Crossing shopping center in Dallas. 

The Red Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is attempting to identify the man and is asking for the public's help.

If you are able to identify the "Christmas Grinch", nicknamed by the Red Oak Police Department, contact Sgt. Gary Dollar at 469-218-7710 or email him at gdollar@redoaktx.org. 

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