Purse snatchers aim for east-side stores

Keywords

Metro police are investigating several recent purse snatchings near stores on East Washington Street near Washington Square
Mall. Investigators are looking for several people, including one who wore a SpongeBob SquarePants jacket. He recently targeted
a children’s store employee, demanding her purse and the store’s bank deposit. Police say he had a getaway car and driver.
A similar incident was reported minutes later at the Cherry Tree Shopping Center. Now shoppers and store owners say they’re
keeping better watch of their money and their surroundings.
 

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Story Continues Below

Editor's note: IBJ is now using a new comment system. Your Disqus account will no longer work on the IBJ site. Instead, you can leave a comment on stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Past comments are not currently showing up on stories, but they will be added in the coming weeks. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.