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Portsmouth police searching for woman who stole from purse at Thrift Store City

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1bPortsmouth, Va. – Police detectives are asking for help identifying a woman who stole money from another woman’s purse at the Thrift Store City on Victory Blvd.

On April 14th at 2pm the woman took a purse from another shopper when the woman was not looking. The suspect walked around the store while taking an undisclosed amount of money from the purse, then placed it on a shelf where it was later recovered.

Anyone with information about this case or who can identify the female suspect pictured in the photographs is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.   Callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.


  • Scratching my head....

    Ladies, wear your purses on your shoulder, and closed! Otherwise you just make it easy for creeps like this b#$%&….I have been in so many places where I have seen some lady leave her open bag sitting in a shopping cart unattended, or people (ladies AND men) going into a store leaving their motor running, valuables on the passenger seat, and keys in the ignition, or they park their cars in their driveways unlocked. Then they wonder why the bag got snatched, the car stolen, or broken into. You have to PAY ATTENTION, people! If I were a dishonest person, I’d be rolling in dough by now.
    It just cracks me up that people who live in a semi-urban area like this are so stupid about their personal possessions, when I, who come from a dinky little podunk town, at least have sense enough to lock my car door and keep an eye on my purse.

    • Tdog

      You know some people just don’t think criminal thoughts therefore that doesn’t cross their mind to secure their belongings

  • The People

    Dang on granny it’s pretty sad when u steal at a thift store, u dirty old hag…get a life! Why u be stealing ? Doesn’t that EBT go a long way ??!!

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