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Woman who snatched purses from Macy's sought by police
By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas A woman in her 40s was caught on camera trying to steal purses from a department store at Sunland Park Mall, and police are asking for the public's help to find her.
According to police, the woman and a man in his late teens or early 20s entered Macy's at 2:25 p.m. Nov. 5.
The man, described as Hispanic, thin and wearing a black hoodie, dark jeans and a black cap, pointed out several purses before leaving the store.
Some time later, the woman snatched nine purses from several displays and walked out of the store, police said. She was approached by a loss prevention employee who was not able to stop her.
The employee received a minor injury and the woman dropped the purses and fled the scene in a gold-colored Mercury Cougar, police said.
Police describe the woman as a heavyset Hispanic with light brown hair down to the middle of her back. She was seen wearing a red jacket, red shirt and dark exercise pants with white designs on the back pockets.
Anyone who can identify the woman or man is asked to call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477. Callers will remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.