Security camera rolls as would-be purse snatcher beats victim.
Los Angeles police are hoping someone can identify a man caught on tape during a violent purse snatching attempt.
Police released the security video showing the incident that happened on September 19 in Venice, California.
According to investigators a man got out of a white van and approached a woman from behind as she was walking down the street.
He then tried to grab her purse from under her arm.
After the victim refused to give up the suspect threw her to the ground and punched her numerous times as she clutched her purse, dragging her into the street.
The suspect finally gave up and ran into an alley where he got into a vehicle driven by his accomplice.
The victim suffered minor cuts and bruises to her eyes, shoulders and hips.
Police are asking anyone with information to please call Crimestoppers.