HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Police are looking for a suspect accused of stealing an older woman’s pocketbook while she was eating lunch at Panera, then going on a shopping spree.
Police say on Nov. 27 around 11:30 a.m., a 71-year-old woman was eating lunch a Panera Bread in Hempfield Township. The suspect allegedly took the 71-year-old’s pocketbook from her purse.
Pictured female used a stolen cc to buy an IPAD for $1059 @ Best Buy Hempfield Twp. The stolen card belonged to a 71 YOA female that had her purse stolen while she was eating at Panera Bread Hempfield Twp on 11/27. Anyone w/ info call Tpr Mitchell 724-832-3288 pic.twitter.com/9ToBmjKoOs
— Troop A Public Information Officers (@PSPTroopAPIO) December 5, 2019
The suspect then allegedly went to a Best Buy in Hempfield Township and bought an iPad for nearly $1,060. She’s accused of using the victim’s stolen credit card to make the purchase.
The suspect pictured in photos shared by state police is a white woman with medium-length light brown hair. At the time of the theft, she was wearing a black puffer coat with a furry hood and was carrying a silver crossbody purse.
Anyone with is asked to call Trooper Mitchell at 724-832-3288.