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NH Police Search For Robbers Preying On Elderly Women

By Lauren Leamanczyk, WBZ-TV's New Hampshire Bureau Chief
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Surveillance video shows a man stealing a purse from a woman in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Surveillance video shows a man stealing a purse from a woman in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – Manchester Police are seeking two men in separate robberies of elderly women.

Both robberies happened in a strip mall on Lincoln Street. In the most recent, surveillance video shows and 83 year old woman walking into the Stop and Shop grocery store when a man approaches, grabs her purse and walks away.

WBZ-TV’s New Hampshire Bureau Chief Lauren Leamanczyk reports

The purse came lose right away and the victim wasn’t hurt. The suspect is described as a 5’8” Hispanic Male with a thin build. He was wearing a blue hat, navy blue t-shirt and blue shorts.

In June, another elderly woman was robbed of her purse at the Family Dollar. The stores share a parking lot.

Police have been able to identify a suspect in that case. There is a warrant for the arrest of Jamie Smith.

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