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PD: Suspect snatched purse from ASU student

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Police at Arizona State University are looking for a man who stole a student's purse while she was at her car.

Police said the student was parked in the Rural Road parking structure on Sunday afternoon and was getting items from the back of her car when the suspect ran up from behind and tried to grab her purse from inside the vehicle.

The victim tried to fight the suspect off but the suspect reached into the backseat, grabbed the purse and ran away in an unknown direction.

If you have information, you're asked to call ASU police at 480-965-3456.

Last month, a jury found Joseluis Marquez, 22, guilty in the high-profile murder and robbery of an ASU student who was dragged to her death by a car in Tempe in 2010.

Kyleigh Sousa, 21, was standing with a friend in an Ihop parking lot near campus and a man in a car grabbed her purse and drove off. Still tangled in her purse straps, she was dragged 20 feet and died from her injuries.

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