Farmington police seek the public's help in identifying a suspect who might be tied to a purse theft.
Security cameras show a female suspect using the victim's credit card at TA Truck Stop in Southington at 10:11 p.m. on May 21, nearly an hour after Farmington police responded to a report of "a strong-armed robbery/purse snatching." A woman in her 70s called 911 at 9:21 p.m. to alert police that a man she didn't know, dressed in black, grabbed her while she was entering her garage, stole her purse and fled.
Two witnesses told police that they saw a man in a dark, hooded sweatshirt and woman with a hood over her blonde hair running nearby before police arrived. A white male ran down the street toward a dark parked car, the witnesses told police. The car, shown in the photo, may have been a green Ford Escort or Fusion, police said.
A male passenger was in the car while the female suspect made a purchase with the stolen credit card at the truck stop, police said.
The vehicle and its occupants matched the descriptions witnesses provided of the suspects, police said.
Farmington police ask anyone with information on the suspects' identities to contact Det. Frink at 860-675-2463 or leave a message on the Farmington Police Department's tip line at 860-675-2483.