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Posted on Mon, Apr 19, 2010 : 3:16 p.m.

Man stole purse from 82-year-old woman, Pittsfield Township police say

By Lee Higgins

A 28-year-old man was arrested this morning after Pittsfield Township police say he snatched a purse from an 82-year-old woman Sunday afternoon.

The man was arrested about 11 a.m. in front of the apartment building where he lives in the 3000 block of Carpenter Road, police said.

Police say he stole the woman's purse about 1:44 p.m. as she was getting into her car in front of Jo-Ann Fabrics in the 3700 block of Carpenter Road. The victim suffered some minor scrapes.

Investigators recovered the stolen property, a police news release said.

Comments

Bear

Tue, Apr 20, 2010 : 12:29 a.m.

Good job! Put the dirty scoundrel in jail and hopefully he will learn his lesson! Coward! I have been flat out broke and homeless and never lowered myself to this type of activity.

djm12652

Mon, Apr 19, 2010 : 3:03 p.m.

Only a sniveling little punk would rob anyone of that age. Hope the "alleged" perp gets to have the someone in jail, [who has an 82 year old mother] explain the consequences to his actions....

Bob Needham

Mon, Apr 19, 2010 : 2:46 p.m.

dading, good point. We removed the Belleville references and are seeking clarification from the police.

dading dont delete me bro

Mon, Apr 19, 2010 : 2:36 p.m.

"A...Belleville man......was arrested about 11 a.m. in front of the apartment building where he lives in the 3000 block of Carpenter Road" didn't know carpenter road was in belleville...? hunh?!?

jbolash

Mon, Apr 19, 2010 : 2:33 p.m.

I am the victim's daughter. A heartfelt thanks to those of you that got involved and the great job that Pittsfield PD did. None of this would have been resolved had it not been for you.

trs80

Mon, Apr 19, 2010 : 2:27 p.m.

What a punk. Has to resort to stealing an older females purse. I hope he gets community service and has to serve it helping the elderly.