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RICHMOND, Va. – Police are looking for a suspect they say stole a purse from a vehicle in Church Hill on April 24, 2016.

William T. Bell, 32, is wanted on charges of grand larceny and credit card theft.

Police said the incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. When officers were called to the 100 block of N. 29th Street for a report of a theft from a vehicle.

William T. Bell, 32, is wanted on charges of grand larceny and credit card theft.

William T. Bell, 32, is wanted on charges of grand larceny and credit card theft.

A short time later and about a block away near East Grace Street, witnesses alerted police to a man walking a dog and carrying a purse. That man was later identified as Bell.

They reported seeing the man drop the purse and run toward East Broad Street. The purse was recovered by officers, but the wallet and credit cards were missing.

Anyone with any information about this individual is asked to call First Precinct Detective A.G. Partain at (804) 646-1290 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at http://www.7801000.com.