Hingham: Police warn women of purse snatchers

Hingham police are warning women to not leave their purses unattended even for short periods while grocery shopping. Purses were napped at two different food stores in Hingham within the past week.

A 66-year-old woman was picking out groceries in a shopping isle when her purse was stolen out of the shopping cart. Credit cards, $1,000 cash, her driver’s license, and a cell phone was in the purse.

A similar incident occurred at a food store on Lincoln Street when a 65-year-old woman was checking out and unloading her groceries from her shopping cart to the register counter. A surveillance video at the Lincoln Street food store shows a white male running out of the store with an item under his sweatshirt.

Hingham police are still investigating the thefts but they advise shoppers to always carry their purse on them in order to avoid the loss of personal items and possible identity theft.

Surveillance video footage of suspect

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.