EPD seeks public’s help to identify suspect

Published 4:43 pm Monday, July 10, 2017

UPDATE: The Elizabethton Police Department has announced the woman depicted in the photographs has been identified.


The Elizabethton Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to identify a suspect involved in the theft of a purse from a city business.

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On July 5, the EPD received a report of a stolen purse. The victim reported that she had been shopping at a local business on that date and mistakenly left her purse in the shopping cart. Upon returning to the store, the purse could not be located.

Investigators reviewed video footage and observed the victim leaving the store, with her purse remaining in the shopping cart. A short time later, a female shopper is observed taking the victim’s purse from the shopping cart. The suspect exits the store with an older female, who she had been accompanying through the store.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Elizabethton Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at  (423)547-6250 or (423)547-6225. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may leave messages on the Crime Stoppers Tips Line (423)542-7574.