Riverhead police say a Hauppauge woman stole the purse from a parked car at Costco.

Arrest In January Purse Snatching

Courtesy RTPD

A Hauppauge woman was arrested on June 28 for swiping a pocketbook from a car parked at Costco back in January and then using the victim’s credit card at several locations throughout Suffolk County, Riverhead Town police said.

Police said 26-year-old Allyson Cunningham was identified as the person responsible for stealing a pocketbook while the owner returned her shopping cart to a cart stall outside of the discount store on January 9. She fled in a green Honda sedan, which was reported as occupied by two other people; however, they have not been identified, police said.

Cunningham was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Riverhead Town Justice Court on July 10.

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