Elderly Woman On Wheelchair Victim Of Purse Snatching

Elderly Woman On Wheelchair Victim Of Purse Snatching
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POSTED: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:01pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 11:56am

Police Ask For Public's Help In Finding Two Female Suspects

A 77-year-old woman on a wheelchair was victim of a purse snatching incident at a west El Paso Wal-Mart. 

Police say on Jan. 16 around 7 p.m., the elderly woman was shopping inside the store when two women approached her. One of the women went behind the victim while the other stood as a lookout. Once the area was free of other customers the woman standing behind the victim grabbed the victim’s purse and ran out of the store with the other suspect following behind and staying as a lookout.

Based on store’s surveillance video it is believed that these women have possibly done similar thefts in the past. The first woman is described as Hispanic woman, mid 30’s, medium build, long black hair and was last seen wearing jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect is described a Hispanic female, medium to thin build, and was last seen wearing a dark colored tee-shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 566-8477(TIPS) immediately.

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