Northeast Times

Robbers sought for stealing purse from cemetery visitor

On cam­era: A sur­veil­lance shot of the sus­pect is shown.

Thieves snatched a Bucks County cemetery vis­it­or’s purse, then used her cred­it cards to go shop­ping at Frank­lin Mills mall on Feb. 26, au­thor­it­ies say.

Phil­adelphia po­lice seek the pub­lic’s help in identi­fy­ing the cul­prits, one of whom was cap­tured on sur­veil­lance video in­side a Tre­vose Wawa store shortly after the theft.

Po­lice didn’t spe­cify what time the theft oc­curred at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Middletown Town­ship. The vic­tim had left her car parked and un­at­ten­ded. When she re­turned to her car, she dis­covered that someone had broken in­to it and stolen her purse.

A short time later, a wo­man sus­pect showed up at the Wawa, 2250 Lin­coln High­way, and al­legedly used the vic­tim’s cred­it card to buy items. Sur­veil­lance cam­er­as filmed the sus­pect in­side the store and in the park­ing lot as she ap­proached a car, handed a bag of goods to someone in­side the car, and walked out of the frame.

The vehicle was a sil­ver, gray or beige, four-door, late-mod­el sedan, pos­sibly a 1990s Chevy Lu­mina. It had a dent on the pas­sen­ger side above the front wheel, as well as paint dam­age near the rear bump­er on the pas­sen­ger side.

The sus­pect in the video was a white wo­man with dark hair and wear­ing a black Nike knit hat, a black Adi­das hooded sweat shirt and black Aero pants.

The same wo­man used the stolen cred­it card at Frank­lin Mills, 1455 Frank­lin Mills Circle, also on Feb. 26.

Call 215-686-TIPS or text “PPD TIP” to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. •• 

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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