One woman is arrested and another is being sought for a recent series of purse snatchings. Roanoke County Police say they occurred at the Cave Spring Goodwill store, the Clearbrook Walmart and the Williamson Road Kroger. 52-year-old Sandra Coleman of Roanoke is charged with the thefts, but police say they have not yet identified the second suspect.
(Continue reading for the Roanoke County Police news release.)
From Roanoke County Police:
• Suspect Name(s): Sandra Davis Coleman
• Suspect Age: 52
• Suspect Residence Location: 501 Walnut Ave SE.
• Charges if Applicable: Grand Larceny 18.2- 95
• Arrests Information: The suspect was arrested and released on bond.
Additional charges are possible.
• Additional Remarks:
A series of purse snatchings have taken place in the last 2 days. Suspects are taking the purses from the cart or grabbing them out of the victim’s hand and then fleeing the scene. Sandra Coleman has been identifed as a suspect along with an unidentified black female. Coleman has been arrested. The black female has yet to be identified. She was described as wearing a pink wrap on her
head and wearing a leopard fur jacket. They appear to only be taking cash from the purses and then dumping them at a separate location. The possible connected incidents are listed below.
Goodwill Brambleton Ave 2/7/2016 12:50pm – Purse located in trash can at Shell Station at 3609 Plantation Rd Wal-Mart Clearbrook Village Ln 2/7/2016 1:40pm Kroger Williamson Rd 2/8/2016 11:29pm