Las Cruces police seek duo accused of stealing elderly woman’s purse

purse theft suspects

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Police in Las Cruces are looking for a couple who stole an 80-year-old woman’s purse.

The woman was shopping at Walmart Tuesday when the suspects took the purse right out of her cart.

Surveillance video shows the man and woman following the elderly victim around the store, and at some point the man distracted her while his accomplice grabbed the bag. They fled the store in a dark-color car, possibly a station wagon or PT cruiser with faux-wood trim panels on the side.

They later used one of the victim’s bank cards to withdraw cash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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