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BCPD seeks casino purse snatching suspect

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WANTED: Anthony Antonio Scott, Jr. (Source: Bossier City Police Department) WANTED: Anthony Antonio Scott, Jr. (Source: Bossier City Police Department)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

The Bossier City Police Department and Bossier Crimes Stoppers are asking the public for help in finding the suspect they say is 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 a man police have identified as 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 suffered a broken hip.

Police say Scott then dragged the victim across the floor as she continued to hold on to her purse. They say 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 at www.bossiercrimestoppers.org

Persons who contact Crime Stoppers are reminded they may remain totally anonymous.

*Editor's note: Ceasar's Entertainment has asked that the video originally posted with this story not be published without their permission, as the woman in the video has not signed a release.

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