Elizabethtown police searching for graveyard purse thief


Elizabethtown Police say they are trying to find the man they believe stole a 76-year old woman's purse, while she was visiting a graveyard.

That woman's daughter says she received a call letting her know her mother had been a victim.

"Why would someone put that upon a 76-year-old woman?" Debby Smith asked.

Smith says her mother was visiting the graves of her husband and son on October 22 when someone opened her car door and stole her purse while she was just a few feet away.

Elizabethtown Police say the thief used the woman's debit card to withdraw money at three different ATMs.

"Look at those surveillance photos, please share them. This is an absolutely despicable crime," said Officer John Thomas.

Police believe the man is in a black Hyundai Sonata with a license plate that was reported stolen in Louisville. Investigators believe the car could also be stolen.

"Whatever you bought with that money, I'm sure you got gratification for that time. But that gratification only lasts for a moment," Smith said.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Elizabethtown police at 270-765-4125.

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