Arlington Police identify, search for suspect in purse snatching

ARLINGTON, Wash. — Arlington Police say the suspect accused of snatching a woman’s purse off her arm at the Safeway in Smokey Point on Sept. 6  has been identified as Brady Hoop.

He has a history of theft from the elderly, burglary, eluding, and arrests in Ohio, Texas, Louisiana, and California.

A Burlington police sergeant recognized him from the surveillance photos. It's believed Hoop is homeless and getting ready to travel to Iowa. Officers want to catch him quickly.

If you spot him or know where he can be found, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

All calls are anonymous and there is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for any information that leads to his arrest.