Attempted Purse Snatching and a Brandon Teen Wanted for Vehicle Theft


Source:  Brandon Police Media Release

Stolen Vehicle

A 15-year old male youth is wanted in connection with the theft of a vehicle in the 400 block of 15th Street. An individual contacted Police at 6:13 am saying his 2009 red GMC Acadia (license plate: HBY 103) had been stolen from in front of his residence. Thirty-six minutes later Police also received a report of the same vehicle being involved in a gas and dash from a service station in the 1800-block of Middleton Avenue. Police were able to view video surveillance, at the gas station, and identify the teen as a result. In addition to theft of a vehicle, the youth is also wanted for theft of gas.


Attempted Purse Snatching

Brandon Police are looking for three female youths, who attempted to grab a woman's purse, in an incident in the 800 block of Rosser Ave. Police say an officer noticed the females running from a business at approximately 4:34 pm on Wednesday afternoon. The suspects were described as Caucasian in appearance and about 15 years of age. They were wearing bright colored pants and one female had short brown hair. The suspects were unsuccessful in their theft attempt and have not been located. The victim was not injured.