Delaware woman’s purse snatched in supermarket parking lot

Credit: Wiki Commons.
Credit: Wiki Commons.

Delaware State Police are looking for a middle-aged man who stole a purse from a 50-year-old woman pushing a shopping cart through a Newark, Del., ShopRite parking lot.

The woman was pushing the cart across the parking lot, at 19 Chestnut Hill Plaza, about 9 p.m. Thursday when an unknown man ran up and swiped her purse off her shoulder.

The woman chased after the man across the parking lot and caught him, but he pushed her to the ground and fled.

No injuries were reported.

The attacker is described as a white man between the ages of 30 and 40, about 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Police ask that anyone with information contact the state police robbery unity at 302-834-2630 extension 6, or by sending an anonymous tip text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”



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