Purse Snatcher in Greenwich Sought After She Fled in Getaway SUV

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GREENWICH, CT – Police in Greenwich are searching for a woman who attempted to steal several purses, but was thwarted by good samaritans nearby. As she fled the business on Mason Street, she and a bystander were struck by her getaway driver.

Earlier this afternoon, the pictured subject entered a business on Mason Street and attempted to steal several purses. She was interrupted by several bystanders and ran from the store. The suspect, and another bystander, were then struck by a dark-colored SUV operated by a black male. This SUV was there to pick up the pictured suspect.

The driver of the SUV displayed a handgun before both subjects fled in the SUV. It is unknown at this time if the suspect was injured, but the bystander suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

This case is being investigated by the Detective Division. Detectives are currently following up several leads. We are asking if anyone can identify the pictured suspect, or knows of her whereabouts, please contact the Greenwich Police Department at 203-622-8004 (24hrs) or by contacting our Confidential tip lines TIPS@GREENWICHCT.ORG or 203-622-3333.