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Elderly Brooklyn woman seen on video swiping handbags from diners at several local restaurants

By Mason White 5:04 PM June 25, 2014
Hannah Harris 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman was arrested on charges of theft after being seen on video stealing handbags from diners, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the 68-year-old woman has been accused of grabbing purses off the backs of chairs in restaurants.

The woman was arrested on Tuesday night, and is charged with one count of possession of stolen property and two counts of grand larceny.

Hannah Harris of Boerum Hill, is suspected of stealing a purse at Mullanes Grill, located on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, and another handbag at Tea Lounge of Park Slope, according to police.

She may also be related to robberies in other restaurants. A surveillance video showed the suspect walking into Mullanes Grill, swiping a bag from a chair where a woman was sitting with a child on her lap.

Then she calmly walked out of the restaurant.