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[UPDATE] Waterville Police Make Arrest of Couple Involved in Purse Snatching at Wal-Mart

From the Waterville PD facebook page:

CASE CLOSED: This afternoon, Officer Dennis Picard charged Heather Folsom, 23 and Brandon Brasher, 24 of Pittsfield for one count (each) of Class C Felony Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer in the Walmart purse theft case featured on this page yesterday. Folsom and Brasher will appear in Kennebec County Superior Court on January 29, 2013 to answer this criminal charge. Thank-you to everyone who shared this information and to the several individuals who called us with tips.

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The Waterville Police Department is asking the public for help. They have released security footage of a couple allegedly involved in a purse snatching inside Walmart, Waterville. On Nov. 6 a woman accidentally left her purse containing credit cards, gift cards and $850 in cash and later it was stolen.

According to store surveillance video and the police, the woman who allegedly stole the purse is described as ‘white and heavy-set with long brown hair, wearing a white or light-colored jacket and was pushing a cart with a pink baby seat in it.’ After picking up the purse the suspect made ‘contact with a male who is white, with a thin build and short brown hair.’ Deputy police Chief Charles Rumsey said, “He had a female child with him, 3 to 5 years old.”

Police say the couple left the parking lot in a green, four-door car, possibly a Grand Am or Grand Prix, with silver rims.

If you have any information call the Waterville Police at 680-4700.

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