HPD UPDATE: Suspect wanted for purse snatching arrested

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June 21, 2022
Burton Fusilier, Jr.
June 21, 2022


The Houma Police Department would like to thank all of the Citizens that called and provided information on the identity of the suspect. On June 22nd 2022, with the provided information and after further investigation the suspect was positively identified as Symon Common 30 years old of 100 Stadium Drive. Common was located and taken into custody without incident. Common was also found to be in possession of the victims purse along with a small amount of Heroin.

Common was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex for One count of Purse Snatching, Possession of Heroin and two unrelated warrants for failure to appear.


Symon Common


On June 21st, 2022 at approximately 6:30 am the Houma Police Department responded to a Purse Snatching at a local business on Hwy 311 near St. Charles Street. Upon arrival officers learned that the suspect grabbed the purse from the female victim and fled the area on a bicycle. Officers were able to obtain footage of the suspect and we are now asking for the assistance of the public, with identifying the subject depicted in the attached photographs.


Further details will be released at a later date and time as the investigation develops.


Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Houma Police Department at 985-873-6371 or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.