Montgomery County

Police Nab Purse Snatchers Allegedly Targeting Montgomery County Supermarket Shoppers

UPDATE: Philadelphia Police arrested Tiffany Groves and Justin Pope, suspected purse snatchers, in an unrelated incident on Nov. 17, said Hatfield Police. They are both being held on $25,000 cash bail.

Police hoped surveillance images would help them track down a pair of purse snatchers targeting shoppers in Montgomery County.

Hatfield Township Police showed images Friday from a ShopRite at 170 Fort Road.

Police investigation revealed that both entered the store and walked around with a shopping cart before the female suspect -- sunglasses on top of her head -- approached the victim and took her purse from a shopping cart. The purse contained an unknown amount of cash and credit cards.

The couple left the store in a light-colored Hyundai Tiburon, police said.

It wasn't the first time police said the duo struck. Police also thumbed the man and woman in an attempted purse theft on Nov. 8 at the same ShopRite. Police say they targeted an elderly female, but were unsuccessful.

If you recognize the duo contact Hatfield Township Police Department Detective Division at 215-855-0903 or

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