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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Warrants issued for suspects in purse snatching and shopping spree

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Warrants
have been issued for the man and woman believed to have been involved in thetheft of a woman’s purse from her vehicle on February 18 and who then went
shopping with the victim’s stolen credit card the next day.

DerickLevell Jones, 30, no permanent address, is wanted for burglary, grand theft,
fraudulent use of a credit card, and petit theft. Sheena Renise Outing, 30, nopermanent address, is wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card and dealing in
stolen property.

DetectiveGilbert Galloway Jr. said the suspects were identified during the investigation
of the initial theft, which occurred sometime between 4 and 5 p.m. February 18in the 200 block of South Florida Blanca Street. The male suspect initially
approached the victim and her husband as they were standing outside their homeand asked if he could stay at their house for a while because he didn’t have
anywhere to stay. The woman’s husband told the suspect they were unable toprovide any type of shelter.

The
woman told police she then walked to her vehicle, put her purse on the backseat, sat in the driver’s seat, and closed the door. She said the suspect
opened the back door, grabbed her purse and ran. The victim chased the suspecton foot and saw him jump into the front passenger seat of an older model
silver/gray sedan with dark tint. The car then fled the scene.

Gallowaysaid the victim’s husband uses a walker and was unable to help chase the
suspect.

OnFebruary 19, the suspects were seen on surveillance video in a local department
store where they purchased approximately $2,300 worth of merchandise using thevictim’s credit card, which had been inside her purse.

Anyone
having information on the location of either suspect is asked to contactDetective Gilbert Galloway at 435 - 1974, the Pensacola Police Department at
435 – 1900 or Crime Stoppers at 433 – STOP.

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