Shoals Area Crime Stoppers: Purse Snatching Turns Violent

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A woman was treated at the hospital, after Florence Police say she tried to protect her property.

According to detectives, two men snatched the woman’s purse at Wal-Mart.

Investigators say the passengers of a Kia Sentra first stalked their target by watching a woman put groceries into her car.

While she was distracted, detectives say the man in the front seat got out and stole the woman’s purse.

“She courageously got up and still attempted to defend her property, then she was drug by the vehicle several feet as it was leaving,” said Detective Justin Wright.  “Therefore turning into a robbery versus just a purse snatching.”

This week’s Shoals Area Most Wanted comes from the Sheffield Police Department.

First, detectives say Teeara Stanbeck is accused of assault.

Teeara Stanbeck

Next police want Recko Goodloe behind bars for theft of property.

Recko Goodloe

And finally officers say Damien Shipley has been toting a pistol around the Shoals without a permit. Damien Shipley

If you know where any of these people are or who targeted unsuspecting customers at Wal-Mart, leave an anonymous tip on Shoals Area Crime Stoppers tipline at 256-386-8685.  If any of these people are arrested from the information you left on the line, you could receive a cash reward.

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