Woman Arrested for Purse Thefts

By Alison Burdo
|  Saturday, Jan 11, 2014  |  Updated 9:46 PM EDT
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Woman Arrested for Purse Thefts

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Police arrested a woman for stealing elderly women's purses from shopping carts in Delaware this week.

Authorities say 27-year-old Elise Clark removed an 81-year-old woman's purse from her shopping cart in an Acme grocery store at 1900 block of Concord Pike, Wilmington, around 4 p.m. Monday while the victim was removing an item from a shelf.

The next day Clark commmitted a similar theft when she took a purse from a shopping cart at a Pathmark at 3900 block of Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, as the victim was retrieving milk from the dairy case, according to officials.

The suspect used both of the victims' credit cards before officers took her into custody, according to reports.

Clark faces multiple charges, including drug possession after officers found heroin, crack cocaine and other drug paraphernalia in her home during the arrest.

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