BPD: Man stole purse from car, dropped it when confronted by security

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is asking the community for help in identifying and locating a man they say stole a purse from a vehicle at 1801 Westwind Drive.

On May 12, at 4:15 p.m. police say the man was seen reaching through a partially open rear door window of a car and grabbed the purse. The suspect dropped the purse when he was confronted by security and fled on foot.

Police say video surveillance was captured right before the incident. He is wanted for vehicle burglary .

Police described the suspect as a white male in his early 20's with short brown hair and facial stubble wearing a gray tank top.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Detective Craig Checklenis at (661) 326-3907 or the police department at (661) 327-7111.

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