purse-thief-2Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a woman who allegedly stole a purse containing a large sum of cash from a Dunkin’ Donuts store, at 6138 Arlington Boulevard in Falls Church.

The victim, a 51-year-old woman, and her 18-year-old daughter were in the store on Sunday, January 10 around 11:50 a.m.

They stopped there for breakfast before heading off to the daughter’s university out of state.

Shortly after leaving, the victim realized she left her purse on the back of a chair. When they returned to the store, the purse was missing.

The purse contained cash intended for the daughter’s college tuition.

Store video showed a woman, who was inside the store, remove the purse from the chair. She left the business and got into a dark-colored SUV.

The vehicle is believed to be a 2009 to 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor. (In the photo below, the sign is on the door, not the vehicle.)


Purse thief car. 2009-11 Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV

The suspect was described as:

  • white
  • between 30 and 40 years old
  • about 5 feet 7 inches tall
  • medium build
  • She had long, brown hair
  • and wore a light-colored jacket and dark-colored pants.

Anyone with information is asked to comment below or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV

2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV

2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV

2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV