Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Purse snatched at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda

Montgomery County police responded to a report of a purse snatching at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda on Labor Day, September 4, 2023. The theft was reported at 10:26 PM. A good reminder to not leave purses unattended while shopping, dining or at the movies.


  1. Was this an actual, physical snatching, or a theft of goods by abandonment? Perhaps LEO should recategorize these thefts as "theft by abandonment", since so many times the crime is the result of unattended property incidents.

  2. Theft by abandonment? Are you kidding me?