Purse snatchers target women at Walmart - KMOV.com

Purse snatchers target women at Walmart

(KMOV) -- Police arrested a man and woman who allegedly distracted shoppers and snatched their purses at a Walmart in Poplar Bluff multiple times this month.

According to authorities, Jill Durbin, 30, and Jason Malone, 33, admitted they stole women's purses on two separate occasions. Police used surveillance footage from the store to locate the suspects' vehicle and make the arrest.

Victims told police they were distracted by a white female when their purses were stolen. The thefts took place on March 19 and March 24.

The two suspects were booked on charges of felony stealing and misdemeanor stealing, and are held on $5,000 bond.

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