facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Woman robbed on way to police station

Aug. 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A 72-year-old western Pennsylvania woman says her purse was snatched while she was driving to a police station to report the theft of her checkbook.

Harriet Sweger responded "Wouldn't you be?" when WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh asked her if she was afraid to leave her home in McKees Rocks.

"I was robbed twice," she continued. "Is there a tag on me or what?"

Sweger told police a woman grabbed her checkbook in the supermarket. Then her purse was snatched from her car when she stopped to ask directions.

Police told the television station there's a suspect to the second theft but would not release the identity.

Sweger said she has closed the bank account and cancelled her ATM card, leaving her with no way of paying bills.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
2
U.S. intercepts two Russian fighter jets near Alaska
3
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
4
New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley
5
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback