Here’s a classy one.
Lowell Police got a 911 call Wednesday afternoon at 3:11 p.m., from a 35-year-old Salisbury woman who told police her 73-year-old father was chasing a man who had just stolen cash from her pocketbook while she and her parents visited a grave in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Police swarmed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect, described as a white male, about 40-years-old, balding, in a gray and blue shirt.
The 35-year-old Salisbury woman told police she was visiting a grave with her 65-year-old mother and 73-year-old father, who are from Methuen, when her mother noticed that a man had opened the door of the family’s van, which was parked about 30 feet away.
The family saw the suspect take cash out of the 35-year-old’s purse and then take off running.
The 73-year-old father chased the suspect, but lost him behind 1100 Gorham Street.
Police tell me they have an idea of who the suspect is. I will be very very happy to bring you his name if he is arrested.