68-Year-Old Woman Charged with Stealing Purses
The elderly woman was charged for the crimes when a surveillance video appeared to show her taking a purse hanging from a chair at Mullanes Bar and Grill in Brooklyn.
Police charged 68-year-old Hannah Harris with the thefts after security videos implicated her in last Sunday's incident.
The video shows a woman of Harris' description walking into Mullanes Bar and Grill, at 71 Lafayette Ave. in Brooklyn at 10:20 p.m. and snatching a 45-year-old woman's purse, according to police.
Harris allegedly walked down the aisles of the restaurant, took the purse that was hanging on a chair the woman was sitting at, turned and walked out.
She is also accused in a similar incident that occurred at the Tea Lounge, at 837 Union St. in Brooklyn. The suspect in that case allegedly stole a purse left unattended on a table.
Police charged Harris with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.