Morgan Hill police warn of daytime purse snatchings

Police in Morgan Hill are warning the public to be cautious after two women had their purses forcibly stolen outside of local stores on Thursday and Friday.

A woman in a Walmart parking lot at 170 Cochrane Plaza was approached Thursday afternoon by a young Hispanic male suspect who forcibly took her purse and then fled the parking lot in a green Honda minivan that police said was stolen.

Another woman had her purse forcibly taken Friday afternoon in the parking lot of a Safeway store at 840 E. Dunne Ave. by a young Hispanic male suspect who fled in a silver Honda sedan.

Both suspects fled north on Highway 101 toward San Jose. Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to contact Officer Mitch Ponza at (408) 779-2101.

Police are asking people to be aware of their surroundings and avoid leaving property unattended.