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Purse snatchers strike again

Purse snatchers strike again

Photo Submitted The white Dodge Neon pictured above is the suspected getaway vehicle of two purse snatchers who have been striking at Turlock shopping centers.


POSTED February 12, 2010 10:02 p.m.
A pair of prolific purse thieves have struck at another Turlock shopping center, but this time police have a picture of the suspect’s vehicle.
The latest thievery occurred Wednesday in a grocery store parking lot at 2111 Fulkerth Road. The scenario was similar to the past two thefts. While the woman loaded groceries into her vehicle, the thieves rolled by in their car and snatched her purse.
A video surveillance camera outside one of the stores was able to capture an image of the suspect’s vehicle. It is a white Dodge Neon with no rear license plate and a missing front hubcap.
In all three thefts the suspects were described as a white male and female, possibly teenagers.
Police are encouraging shoppers to secure their purses and other valuables in their vehicles immediately before unloading groceries. Patrol officers have been alerted to the suspects’ and suspect vehicle description. Turlock Police Department’s crime prevention coordinator has also alerted local Business Watch groups to alert managers to be on the lookout for their customers benefit.   
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department Investigations Bureau at 664-7334.  
To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail sstafford@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.
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