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Purse snatcher strikes shoppers again in Boardman



Published: Fri, April 8, 2011 @ 12:03 a.m.

Staff report

BOARDMAN

Police say a purse snatcher preying on township shoppers has struck again.

A 24-year-old Struthers woman who was shopping at Aldi, 6131 South Ave., around 8 p.m. Wednesday told police a woman tried to steal her purse containing $40 and her debit card, according to reports. Police said the suspect was described as a white woman in her 40s, around 6 feet tall and 225 pounds, who was wearing glasses, a purple coat, fuzzy hat and a large amount of makeup.

The Struthers woman said she was handing the suspect a divider bar while checking out when she grabbed her purse out of the buggy and ran out of the store before being confronted by a store employee. The employee struggled with the suspect and retrieved the purse, but the woman fled to the passenger seat of a Ford pickup truck, police said.

The employee told officers that she believes this is the same person who stole a purse from a mother and daughter shopping in Aldi earlier this year.

Twenty minutes later, police were called to Marc’s, 7121 Tiffany Blvd., where a 51-year-old Pennsylvania woman told them a suspect matching the same description snatched her purse — with her wallet, checkbook and wedding bands inside, according to reports.

Although several Marc’s customers chased her, the woman escaped and climbed into a Ford pickup truck that fled east on U.S. Route 224.

Anyone with information is asked to call Boardman police.


Comments

1rdl50(22 comments)posted 3 years ago

Catch this thief and the driver and cut both there hands off. Problem solved.

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2MattMarzula(109 comments)posted 3 years ago

Old school. I like it.
True. Might be a drag queen though.
Spam. It's a pyramid scheme.

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3Iwannamove(61 comments)posted 3 years ago

sounds like a drag queen to me ....Why do women leave there purse in the buggy? Are they daft? I would never leave my purse in a buggy its on my arm and let anyone try to get it off because they would be laying flat on the ground.

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4Lifes2Short(3867 comments)posted 3 years ago

"described as a white woman in her 40s, around 6 feet tall and 225 pounds, who was wearing glasses, a purple coat, fuzzy hat and a large amount of makeup."

They should arrest her/him just for looking like that!

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5imwildflower(15 comments)posted 3 years ago

@Lifes2Short: Good one! :-)
"They should arrest her/him just for looking like that!"

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6Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years ago

She ought to try out for women's pro wrestling and make an honest go of it.

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years ago

"Police said the suspect was described as a white woman in her 40s, around 6 feet tall and 225 pounds"

Probably a cross dresser ! Did anyone check for facial hair ?

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