Surveillance Pic Released in Purse Snatching

An 85-year-old woman was injured during a struggle with a purse snatcher inside a New Castle grocery store.

By Jackie Gailey
|  Thursday, May 10, 2012  |  Updated 11:52 PM EDT
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Surveillance Pic Released in Purse Snatching

Delaware State Police

Delaware State Police released this surveillance photo of the woman wanted in purse snatching.

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Delaware State Police are searching for a woman who snatched an elderly woman's purse inside the Super Fresh grocery store on the 2000 block of New Castle Avenue in New Castle.

The 85-year-old was pushing a shopping cart in the store just before 11 a.m. Wednesday when the suspect tried to remove her purse from inside the cart, said police.

The victim had a hold of the purse and the suspect and victim struggled over it. The victim fell to the floor and the suspect fled with the purse, according to investigators.

The victim is being treated at Christiana Hospital Trauma Center.

The suspect is believed to be in her late 20's or early 30's. She was last seen running toward Stamm Boulevard.


 

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