Austintown police warn of purse thieves, asking for help to identify suspects

Anyone with information is asked to call (330) 270-5108 or send a private message to the Austintown Police District Facebook page

Austintown police theft
Courtesy of the Austintown Police District Facebook page

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Austintown police are warning people of a group of women who have been breaking into cars and stealing valuable items, like purses.

A post on the¬†Austintown Police District’s Facebook page tells people to “quit leaving your purses or anything of value in your cars.”

They say the women are using the stolen items to drain people’s bank accounts.

Anyone with information that can help identify the group can call (330) 270-5108 or send a private message to the Austintown Police District’s Facebook page.

All tips will be considered confidential.

Austintown detectives are working to figure out how this is happening and to find the suspects. WYTV is waiting to hear for updates from detectives and will continue to follow this case.

Austintown police theft
Courtesy of the Austintown Police District Facebook page

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