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Police Release Sketch of Germantown Purse Thief

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are investigating the theft of a purse that occurred inside a Germantown Starbucks 10 days ago. Investigators have released a composite sketch of the female suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying her.

The investigation by detectives revealed that on Friday, March 8 at approximately 3:30 pm, the adult female victim was inside the Starbucks coffee shop located at 13408 Kingsview Village Avenue when the suspect stole her purse and fled from the store. The suspect was last seen on foot in the 13300 block of Dovedale Way.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic female who is 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weights approximately 180 pounds. She has dark hair and was wearing a teal hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this theft is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.


Sketch: Composite sketch of female theft suspect.

Image courtesy MCPD.