Police in search of purse snatcher
Online Staff Report
During the past week, there has been a rash of thefts of purses from shopping carts at local grocery stores. In all of the incidents, the victims have been females ranging from 56 to 80 years of age. At the time of the thefts, the victims left their purses in shopping carts while shopping.
Rockford Police detectives conducted a follow-up investigation of the thefts revealing the suspect is a white female, approximately 35 to 45 years of age. Additionally, the female suspect has a medium build, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10, with dark blonde hair.
During the thefts, the female suspect has been seen wearing sunglasses, a red T-shirt with white print, and white tennis shoes.
The female suspect has been seen in the stores pushing a shopping cart.
Police encourage anyone with information about these thefts to contact the shift commander at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.
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