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Scottsdale shopper robbed at gunpoint by purse snatchers

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Suspects seen at Fry's at 8900 E. Via Linda in Scottsdale Suspects seen at Fry's at 8900 E. Via Linda in Scottsdale
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

Scottsdale police are looking for three suspects after one of them wearing a Halloween mask pulled a gun and stole a shopper's purse.

The 34-year-old victim left Fry's at 8900 E. Via Linda at around 10 p.m. on Oct. 3.

As the woman left the store pushing a cart with groceries, she saw two men standing inside the doorway watching her, police said. Both suspects followed her out the door.

The victim told officers she saw the pair enter a white mid-sized sedan with a black male driver and drive off.

Minutes later, as she was loading groceries into her vehicle, the same white sedan drove up quickly, stopping at the rear of her vehicle, police said. 

The woman said the driver climbed out, pointed a gun at her and demanded her purse. A short struggle ensued and she fell to the ground as the suspect left with the purse, officers said. 

All three suspects drove off through the parking lot. The victim was not hurt.

The first suspect is described as 5'8" tall. He was last seen wearing a black, long-sleeved T-shirt, dark pants and a black baseball cap.

The second suspect is also about 5'8" tall. He was wearing a black T-shirt, gray shorts and a black baseball cap.

The driver of the vehicle is described as wearing a black and white Halloween mask.

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