Spokane Police: Purse Snatchers Arrested - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Police Arrest Purse Snatchers

KHQ.COM - Spokane Police Department's dayshift Police Anti-Crime Team (PACT) made arrests Saturday for several purse snatchings that occurred during April and May in the city. Most of the incidents occurred while victims shopped at local grocery stores and shopping centers. During the investigation officers gathered information on the suspects which eventually led to their arrest and confession of the crimes.

24-year-old Andrew Auerbach and 21-year-old Samantha Thomas were arrested and charged with 6 felony counts of Theft 2nd degree.

The suspects gave information about a purse snatching committed at the Winco store on N Nevada within the last two months involving a female victim in her 20s.

Spokane Police wish to identify this victim and have her call Crime Check 456 2233 as soon as possible so that additional charges can be filed.

From information given by the suspects some property has been recovered at this time. The suspects claimed to have disposed of the stolen purses and contents.

If  the Winco victim responds to any media outlet, have her contact 911 or Crime Check immediately so additional charges can be filed.

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