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Bossier City Police Department:

BOSSIER CITY (KYTX) - The Bossier City Police Department and Bossier Crimes Stoppers are asking the public for help in finding the suspect responsible for a purse snatching that left the victim with a broken hip. Bossier Crimes Stoppers is offering a $435 reward for information that leads to the arrest Anthony Antonio Scott Jr., 24, of Bossier City.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit have secured a warrant for Scott's arrest on charges of purse snatching and second degree battery in connection with an assault that occurred in the lobby of the Horseshoe Casino Hotel shortly after midnight on September 28, 2012.

The incident was caught on security camera video. It shows Scott coming up behind the victim and grabbing her purse causing the 66-year old woman from Garland, Texas to violently fall to the floor. As a result the victim sustained a broken hip. Scott then dragged the victim across the floor as she continued to hold on to her purse. Scott eventually pulled the purse from the victim's grasp and ran out of the lobby to the front parking lot where he got into a newer model white 4-door Chevrolet Malibu and drove off.

Scott is a black male, 6' tall, and weighs 170 pounds. Anyone with information that can help police locate him is asked to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100. They can also submit a web or text tip via the Bossier Crime Stoppers website – www.bossiercrimestoppers.org. Persons who contact Crime Stoppers are reminded they may remain totally anonymous.

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