Thursday, August 27, 2009

Purse Snatchers Caught

A Putnam County couple, allegedly working together to steal purses, has now been charged with theft of property. Cookeville police say 43-year-old James Glenn Whittenburg and 26-year-old Tabitha Charmane Whittenburg were arrested after an incident at the K-Mart store in Cookeville. The victim told police that she was shopping when a woman came up to her and started a conversation. While she distracted by the woman, a man came up from behind and grabbed her purse. Both suspects then ran off, but witnesses were able to get a license tag number and the suspect's vehicle was stopped a few blocks away. The Whittenburgs' bond was set at $1500 and they have a court date set for September.