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Woman with small child robbed of purse on Walmart parking lot

Published On: Apr 25 2013 04:39:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 25 2013 04:42:57 PM EDT
Tilden Walmart

Patrick Manwiller/69 News


Police are looking for two people who, they said, robbed a woman with a small child on a Walmart parking lot.

The woman told investigators she was sitting with the child in her vehicle in the southeast parking lot of the Walmart store in Tilden Twp., Berks Co., around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday when a man and a woman approached the driver's side.

The pair, police said, demanded money from the woman and threatened to use force if she didn't comply.


The woman handed over her purse with cash inside, and both robbers fled toward Lowland Road, police said.

One of the robbers was described as a white man in his early 20s who stood about 6 feet tall and had a brown hair that was cut in a "high and tight military" style, police said. He was wearing an orange t-shirt with a black spider on the front right peck and blue jeans.

The other robber was described as a white woman with natural red, shoulder-length hair that was parted down the middle. She stood about 5 feet, 3 inches tall and had green eyes with multiple freckles and scabs on her face, police said. She was wearing a large number of rings on her fingers, a black v-neck t-shirt, blue jeans and flip-flops.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Tilden Twp. Police
Dept. at 610-562-9001 or Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913. The crime stoppers group is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.