That's one of those gadgets with a claw-like device used grab things.
Officers in Anne Arundel County say a man broke into a home shared by two elderly women.
He demanded money, but they said they did have any.
According to police, as the man started to go through a purse, one of the women grabbed the reacher.
Officers say she used it to chase him off, but he got away with a handbag.