Police ID purse snatcher targeting elderly shoppers

April 8, 2008 11:23:29 AM PDT
Delaware State Police have identified 29-year-old, Angela Hutchison, as the woman who is wanted for stealing the purses from three elderly female shoppers, as they shopped at a Shoprite store in February.

The incidents happened on February 19th, 20th and 27th at the store on West Newport Pike. On those dates, the victims were all females, a 78-year-old, a 72-year-old and a 52-year-old. In all three cases the women's purses were taken from their shopping carts without their knowledge.

Police say Hutchinson's last known address was Armour Drive in Wilmington. She is currently wanted by the Delaware State Police on charges stemming from three separate incidents where she stole purses from elderly women. In addition to the State Police charges, Hutchinson is also wanted by the New Castle County Police, Court 10, Court 11, Court of Common Pleas and Superior Court.

Shop Rite Loss Prevention located several images of the female suspect on their surveillance video. Troopers are asking that anyone who may recognize this person please call investigators at 302.633.5000 ext. 682 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.