Henderson Purse-Snatcher Pinched By Police

Police Say There Were Dozens Of Elderly Victims

Mitch Kelly
January 22, 2020 - 7:09 am
Mug shot of suspected pick-pocketer Valerie Ray



LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Police in Henderson have a 61-year-old woman in custody for allegedly stealing elderly people's wallets.  

Henderson Police confirmed Tuesday that Valerie Ray was arrested earlier this month.  

Ray is accused of targeting elderly victims in grocery stores and then stealing their wallets when they would turn away from their carts.

Ray faces a whole host of counts, including:

43 charges of burglary

53 counts of using a credit, debit or identification card without the owner's consent

11 counts of obtaining or possessing a credit or debit card without the owner's consent

10 counts of abuse of an older or vulnerable person

Anyone who might have more information that could help police in their investigation is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 3-1-1, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website