Quincy Police searching for suspect after rash of purse thefts

QUINCY, MA (WHDH) - Police in Quincy say an increase in purse thefts has occurred in the past 10 days and they are looking for suspects.

According to the department’s Facebook page, three reported unarmed robberies took place in the past 10 days, all of which included a similar scene.

Police say that in all three thefts, a suspect in the North Quincy area jumped out of the vehicle, reportedly unarmed, and stole the victim’s purse.

In the first incident, on Sept. 15 at approximately 6 p.m. on Farrington Street, the victim described the suspect as a tall, thin white male with salt and pepper hair who jumped out of a light blue or gray vehicle.

In the second incident on Sept. 23 at 6:26 p.m. on Kendall Street, the victim said a white male between 32-25 with short blonde hair and 5-11/190 pounds pulled up and demanded her pocketbook. The suspect tried to run away but the suspect jumped out and took her pocketbook. The female victim described the vehicle as a tan or brown SUV.

In the third incident on Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. on Fayette Street, the female victim said a white male in his 50s, driving a gray SUV, jumped out and stole her pocketbook.

Two of the victims say they suffered minor injuries after being pushed to the ground.

Officials are asking people in the area to pay extra attention to their surroundings and leave your purse at home or carry it tight to your body or under a jacket.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact Quincy Police.

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