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Purse thief turns himself in following media coverage

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If you know the man in these photos contact the West Springfield Police Department at 413-263-3210. If you know the man in these photos contact the West Springfield Police Department at 413-263-3210.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

A Springfield man turned himself in to the Springfield Police Department Wednesday evening after seeing himself on TV, according to a West Springfield police official.

Earlier in the day West Springfield police asked for your help identifying a thief who allegedly stole a purse last night at a local supermarket.

The man walked into the store around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Moments later he grabbed the bag from a shopping carriage and ran out of the store, police said.

The suspect was spotted by witnesses in the parking lot after he ran from the store, police said.

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