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Police Release Surveillance Video Of Tulsa Purse Snatching Assault

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When the victim started screaming, other shoppers pounced on Timothy Towe and held him until police officers got there. When the victim started screaming, other shoppers pounced on Timothy Towe and held him until police officers got there.
Timothy Towe. [Tulsa County jail] Timothy Towe. [Tulsa County jail]
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Police have released surveillance video of a terrifying south Tulsa purse snatching, where bystanders rushed to capture a thief. 

It happened Sunday at noon outside the Warehouse Market near 61st and Peoria. 

Tulsa Police say Timothy Towe, 57, grabbed a woman's purse off her shoulder, pushed her to the ground and threatened to kill her if she followed him.  When the victim started screaming, other shoppers pounced on him, and held him until police officers got there. 

A police report says Towe told officers he took the money because he was broke and needed drugs.

The victim was treated for a fractured right wrist, contusion on her head and a possible broken tailbone.

12/7/2014 Related Story: TPD: Ex-Con Robs Woman At Tulsa Grocery Store; Bystanders Chase, Detain Him

Towe remains in the Tulsa County jail on a $100,000 bond.  Jail records show he has a December 15, 2014 court appearance.

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