Video catches purse snatcher pulling up to unsuspecting victims

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 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Surveillance video shows a shocking reoccurring incident at Terre Haute grocery stores.

Police say on three different occasions, a car has driven up to women unloading their shopping carts and snatched their purses.

Photo provided by WTHI
Photo provided by WTHI

One incident happened in the parking lot of Kroger on Wabash Avenue. The car pulled up while a woman was unloading groceries into her car, and someone snatched the purse right off her shoulder.

Another time it happened at Baesler’s, involving a different woman.

She was however approached by the same car and her purse was also stolen.

One more incident was caught on camera.

Police believe there are two suspects involved. One of them is described as a white male in his 40’s with a beard. The second can only be described as a female.

They say the car they drove was a Toyota Camry. The model of the Camry was anywhere between 1993 to 1996, gold or champagne colored.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Terre Haute Police Department, or call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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