Elderly Woman Eyed in NYC Restaurant Purse Thefts

By Marc Santia
|  Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014  |  Updated 2:22 AM CDT
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Police are looking for a woman, believed to be in her 70s, who takes purses off the backs of chairs in Brooklyn restaurants. She is seen here at an eatery in Fort Greene.

Police are looking for a woman, believed to be in her 70s, who takes purses off the backs of chairs in Brooklyn restaurants. She is seen here at an eatery in Fort Greene.

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Police Seek Elderly Woman Who Steals Purses in Brooklyn Restaurants

Police are looking for a woman, believed to be in her 70s, who grabs purses off the backs of chairs in Brooklyn restaurants. Marc Santia has the story.
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A 68-year-old woman has been accused of grabbing purses off the backs of chairs in Brooklyn restaurants, police say.

The woman was arrested late Tuesday and is charged with one count of possession of stolen property and two counts of grand larceny.

She is suspected of stealing a handbag at Mullanes Grill on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, and another at the Tea Lounge in Park Slope, police say.

She may also be linked to other thefts, a law enforcement source said. 

Surveillance video from Mullanes shows the suspect walking past tables and slipping a bag from a chair where a woman is sitting with a child on her lap.

She then walks calmly out of the restaurant.

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