UPDATE: Serial purse snatcher arrested

Cleveland, Tenn. (WDEF) — The woman law enforcement call a serial purse snatcher is now behind bars.

Cleveland police tell News 12 Freda Darlene Garrett was arrested today, and is in jail in Floyd County, Georgia.

Police say Darlene Garrett is behind a string of crimes in several cities in both east Tennessee and north Georgia.

She’s accused of stealing purses and wallets out of shopping carts.

Cleveland police say they’ve recovered more than 15 different ID’s, credit cards, checks, and various items from different victims.

We’re told Garrett will eventually face charges in several other counties.


Cleveland, Tenn. (WDEF) — Cleveland Police say they’ve identified a serial purse snatcher, and they need your help finding her.

Police say Darlene Garrett is behind a string of crimes in several cities in both East Tennessee and North Georgia.

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She’s accused of stealing purses and wallets out of shopping carts.

Cleveland police say they’ve recovered more than 15 different ID’s, credit cards, checks, and various items from different victims.

Investigators say Garrett frequents stores like Walmart, Belk and Costco.

She’s believed to be in the Cleveland area, and is wanted for robbery and theft.

If you have information on her whereabouts, call law enforcement.

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