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Police get closer to alleged purse snatcher

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
By: Tanner Hesterberg Email

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Police in Hazard say they have found the camp of a man they think is involved in a string of thefts.

We told you about the search for James Barger first on Monday.

Police say he is seen here snatching a purse out of a ladies car while she put her buggy up at Food City in Hazard.

Officials say he was caught day stealing another purse and was chased into the hills of Lower Second Creek where they found several stolen items and drug paraphernalia.

Barger is considered armed and dangerous if you know where he is you should call Hazard Police at 436-2222.

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