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Man Snatches 83-Year-Old Woman's Purse

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email

Pueblo Police need your help. According to the Pueblo Police Department, an 83-year-old woman's purse was stolen from her car while getting gas.

Police say she was getting gas at the Diamond Shamrock gas station on Highway 50 West on 8/21/09 at around 09:55 a.m.

The woman's pump had apparently failed to work. That's when she went inside to get help from the clerk and left her purse stuffed underneath the driver's seat. When the victim got back to her car she noticed her purse was missing.

About an hour after the woman's purse was taken, the suspect was caught attempting to purchase several high dollar gift cards from the Diamond Shamrock Gas Station using a stolen check from a previous robbery.

The conscientious clerk refused to accept the "stolen" check. The suspect then attempted to buy a carton of cigarettes. After filling out the stolen check the clerk asked the suspect for identification. The suspect stated he had left his identification at his hotel. The suspect then left leaving the check behind.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 35-40 years old, 5'7" - 5'8" tall, and weighing about 200 lbs.

Police believe the suspect in the photograph is responsible for the theft at the Diamond Shamrock Gas Station and for the Strong Armed Robbery of the At-Risk adult in mid August.

If you have any information call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-STOP.


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