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WATCH: Suspect Caught on Video Stealing Elderly Woman's Purse




    The Portsmouth Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with information reference the investigation of the theft of a purse at Walmart. The attached video shows the white male subject at the entrance to the store. He is wearing the red t-shirt, shorts, baseball cap and sunglasses. He can be seen waiting outside for some time. The male enters the store and quickly follows an elderly female to her car. He takes her purse from the carriage and runs off. The suspect returns to the store and uses items from the purse to make a purchase. Anyone with information that can assist in locating the suspect is asked to contact Officer Meyer at (603) 610-7514.Please call Seacoast Crime Stoppers at 603-431-1199 if you wish to remain anonymous and have information on unsolved crimes or under age alcohol parties. You can also leave an anonymous tip by logging on to or send an SMS text to CRIMES (274637) and include TIPSCS in your message. You could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and indictment.

    Posted by Portsmouth NH Police Department on Monday, May 25, 2015

    A 16-year-old has been arrested after being caught on surveillance video stealing a purse from an elderly woman at Walmart, according to police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

    The store surveillance video showed the teen entering the store and following an elderly woman to her car. When she looked away, he grabbed the purse from her carriage and ran off. He then returned to the store and used items from the purse to make a purchase.

    Acting on a tip from the video, police were able to find the suspect at his house. The teen's name will not be released because he is a juvenile. He has been charged with theft and will be petitioned by juvenile court at a later date for arraignment.

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