From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
On Saturday, just after 3 p.m., deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Harvest Fare grocery store on Bel Air Road in Fallston in reference to a robbery. Prior to arrival, deputies were advised that an elderly woman had her purse stolen while in the parking lot. The victim then entered the store and as she was reporting the incident to the store manager, she lost consciousness and fell to the floor.
Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the victim, a 51-year-old Forest Hill resident who was being treated by paramedics from Fallston Volunteer Fire Company. The paramedics transported the woman to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where deputies continued her interview. The woman injured her hip after losing consciousness and falling in the store. She was not injured during the robbery.
The woman told police that she had been walking around the Fallston Mall and was near the nail salon when she observed two young white males approaching her. She describe the first male as being approximately 18-19 years old, 5 ft, 9 in tall, with a skinny build and bad facial acne. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt (with the hood up) and baggie blue jeans. The second suspect was described as being approximately 18-19 years old, 5 t, 9 in tall, with a skinny build. He was wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt (with the hood up), baggie blue jeans and was carrying a skateboard. She was unable to provide police with any further description of the suspects.
The woman advised that the male wearing the grey sweatshirt asked if he could have a cigarette. She took her purse off of her shoulder and opened it to retrieve a cigarette. At that time, the male wearing the grey sweatshirt grabbed her purse and ran toward the rear of the Fallston Mall. The male wearing the tan sweatshirt followed behind him. The woman then walked to Harvest Fare store and made contact with the store manager, who subsequently contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report the incident.
In the stolen purse were the woman’s wallet, driver’s license, cash, and credit cards – a crime of theft greater than $1,000, but less than $10,000.