Woman tells boy she’s a babysitter, allegedly steals his mother’s purse

Woman tells boy she’s a babysitter, allegedly steals his mother’s purse

A Spokane Valley detective is looking for a woman who allegedly walked into a home while the homeowners were in the backyard and their young son was watching T.V., and stole credit cards.

Spokane Valley deputies responded to a reported burglary at a home on E. Broadway in Spokane Valley on April 22 at about 11:05 a.m.

The homeowners said they were in the backyard when their son, who was inside watching television, came to the back door and yelled that a lady was taking his mother’s purse. The Sheriff’s Office said the victims ran through the house and out the front door just in time to see the woman get in the backseat of an older, white, 4-door car and drive East. The car might have been a Mazda.

Deputies were told the suspected thief just opened the front door and walked into the home. She told the young child she was there to babysit and walked back toward the parents’ bedroom. She came out holding a purse.

The victim’s credit cards were used, or attempted to be used, at several locations. The photo, seen above, was captured on surveillance video at one store.

At the time of the burglary, the victims stated there were two men waiting in the car as the woman got inside. The driver was described as a heavyset white man in his 20s with dark hair. The passenger was described as a heavyset white man in his 20s, as well.

If you know the woman pictured, or have any other information regarding the crimes, call Det. Thurman at 509-477-3278.