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UPDATE: Wythe Co. joins Salem police in looking for purse thief

Police release photos of the woman they believe stole the purse

March 16, 2011|News7 Web Staff
  • The woman seen in surveillance photos is believed to have used stolen credit cards, taken from a purse, in Salem, Roanoke City, Buchannan, Wythe Co. and Christiansburg, according to police.
Wythe Co. Sheriff's Dept.

UPDATE: 

The Wythe Co. Sheriff's office is looking for the same suspect as Salem police.

The woman seen in surveillance photos is believed to have used stolen credit cards, taken from a purse, in Salem, Roanoke City, Buchannan, Wythe Co. and Christiansburg, according to police.

Wythe Co. deputies say the woman may also have a male accomplice.  He is seen in a surveillance photo driving a silver Dodge Stratus, using the credit cards at a gas station, according to police.

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Salem police are trying to track down a purse snatcher.

Both incidents happened at businesses last week.

The suspect used credit cards stolen from the purses in Salem, Roanoke City and Buchanan on the same day as the thefts.

Police believe the thief is driving a late 2000 model Dodge Stratus.

If you know anything, call the Roanoke Valley Crime Line at 540-344-8500.

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