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Wanted purse snatching suspect caught in California

Posted at 2:45 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 16:45:21-05

COLORADO SPRINGS-  The Colorado Springs Police Department announced Tuesday afternoon that a woman wanted for a purse snatching here was captured by authorities in Ventura, California.

Pamela Pomar is charged with crimes against an at-risk adult, identity theft for crimes committed on September 15th when two women were targeted at Whole Foods, TJ Maxx, and Big Daddy’s Burger Bar in Colorado Springs.

Pamela Pomar
Pamela Pomar

According to police, Pomar is part of a group of up to 25 Peruvian nationals accused of taking part in a theft ring from California to New York. The group specifically targets elderly woman.

Investigators say Pomar has been linked to eight other cases in Colorado since 2014 and 17 cases nationwide.

Law enforcement warns as we get closer to the holiday season, pickpockets are already starting to prey on
innocent victims.

In one of the most recent cases investigators say a 71-year-old female victim was shopping at TJ Maxx on Bloomington Street in Colorado Springs when two unknown males approached her and started a conversation about a laundry basket. The victim, distracted by one of the men, had her wallet removed from
her purse by a second suspect. The men finished the conversation and later allegedly charged over
$2,500 on her stolen credit cards.