3 suspects wanted for trying to steal women’s handbags outside King of Prussia shopping mall: Police
The first incident happened around 9 p.m. when a woman was getting back into her vehicle in the parking lot near the Primark store.
The woman told police she was approached by a man who tried to steal her purse, but was unsuccessful. The victim told police she noticed a red 2010 Toyota Corolla that pulled up behind her as three male suspects drove away.
According to police, while the officer was at the scene, a second woman reported a similar incident while in the parking lot near Neiman Marcus.
“The same vehicle drove past her and one of the passengers reached out and tried to force her purse away from her. She was able to hold onto her purse and the vehicle then fled the area,” he said. Upper Merion Township Police said in a news release. .
Police say the suspects were driving a vehicle that was allegedly stolen Monday in Philadelphia. The vehicle is registered in Pennsylvania with license plate KBD4716.
Buyers are advised to beware of their surroundings.
“We ask people to pay attention to your surroundings. As you walk to your car, look around, be aware of your surroundings. Do not fumble with your keys or wallet,” Lt. Al said. Elverson with the Upper Merion Township Police Department.
Police believe the suspects are teenagers. They are still wanted today.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (610) 265-3232.
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