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POLICE: Purse Thieves Who Bought Baby Diapers With Stolen Credit Card Arrested

Three people have been arrested in a robbery that was caught on video in a store parking lot.

Greenville police have charged Terren Hill, Ashley Sheppard, both of Windsor, and Thomas Navarro of Woodville with various crimes including common law robbery, assault on a female, financial card theft and obtaining property by false pretense.

The trio are accused of driving past a woman in the Walmart parking lot and grabbing her purse the day after Christmas. In the process the victim fell to the pavement. Minutes later two of the suspects were seen buying baby diapers and other items at a Family Dollar store, according to police.

Police say the three are also suspects in similar robberies in other locations including two in Chesapeake, Virginia and another in Elizabeth City. Greenville police say at the time they believe the trio had an infant child in the car with them.

Chesapeake police say charges are pending against Hill and Navarro for a purse snatching on December 15th and an attempted purse snatching on December 27th. Both crimes happened at the same Walmart in Chesapeake.

The three are currently in the Perquimans County jail.


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Police are looking for a man and a woman who bought baby diapers after stealing a woman's purse in a Walmart parking lot.

Greenville police today released surveillance video of the strong armed robbery and subsequent use of the victim's stolen credit card.

Police say the video shows a white car in the Walmart parking lot slowing down as the passenger reaches out and grabs the woman's purse, knocking her to the ground. The vehicle never stopped.

Less than a half hour later, a man and a woman are caught on surveillance video at the Family Dollar Store on Easy Street using the woman's stolen credit card. Police say the two bought diapers and other items.

Police say it happened around 9:00 p.m. the day after Christmas.

Anyone who can identify either of these people should call the Greenville Police Department at 252-329-4315 or CrimeStoppers at 252-758-7777.


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