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Posted on: January 3, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Street Crimes Unit Arrests Purse Snatcher

Tinsley, Sherry

The Frederick Police Department received a call for a robbery that was occurring in the 1600 block of Opossumtown Pike. Members of the Street Crimes Unit were nearby and responded quickly to the scene.


On 01-03-2018, at approximately 5:28 pm, The Frederick Police Department received a call for a robbery that was occurring in the 1600 block of Opossumtown Pike. Members of the Street Crimes Unit were nearby and responded quickly to the scene. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim had been shopping at a nearby store. When the victim exited the store and walked to her vehicle, she was approached from behind by the suspect. The suspect, who was identified as Sherry Lee Tinsley, yelled to the victim “give me your purse” and then attempted to pull the victim’s purse off of her shoulder. A struggle ensued and Tinsley was able to knock the victim to the ground and flee with the purse.

As this was occurring, a retired Frederick City Police Officer was walking his dogs nearby and observed the robbery. The retired officer was able to apprehend Tinsley and detain her until on duty officers arrived and placed her under arrest. All of the victim’s property was recovered and returned to her.

Tinsley was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center and charged with Robbery, Theft and 2nd Degree Assault.


Arrestee:

Sherry Lee Tinsley

DOB 05-13-1969

Frederick, MD


Case Report Number: 2018-000864

Author of Release: SGT Jonathan Shatlock

Public Information Contact: Michele Bowman 301-600-2091

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