Crime Stoppers: Purse Snatching Near Eastgate Megabus Terminal

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Crime Stoppers and the Chattanooga Police Department are seeking information regarding a purse snatching that occurred near the Megabus terminal at Eastgate Town Center.

The victim stated that while waiting on the Megebus around 8 p.m. on Sunday, she entered the Eastgate Town Center to use the restroom. When she exited the bathroom, three black males approached her and one of them began to curse at her as they surrounded her. 

The 56-year-old victim said the three suspects grabbed the computer bag she had slung over her shoulder and pulled it hard enough to break the strap.  The bag contained her Acer laptop computer and her Sprint cell phone. The victim said the suspects fled and she later believes she saw them leave in an aqua or green colored minivan, but she was unsure of the make or model.

Before she called police, the victim called her daughter, who began tracking the stolen phone.  According to the daughter, the cell phone was still at Eastgate until 8:30 p.m., at which time the signal was lost. The phone has not been turned back on since that time

While there were video cameras on the building, no video of the incident has been recovered, and there were no other witnesses, so there is a very limited description of the suspects: 

The first suspect was a black male, dark-skinned, with plats in his hair and he was wearing a red jacket and beige jogging pants.

The second suspect was a black male, dark skinned, wearing jeans and a dark T-shirt.

The third suspect was a black male the victim could only describe as having a medium-dark complexion since he was the one behind her.

Anyone with information about this purse snatching at Eastgate Town Center should call Crime Stoppers. A confidential call could result in a cash reward. Call Crime Stoppers at 423 698-3333.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: CARR, ROBERT JONATHAN     6502 JOYFUL DR HIXSON, 37343     18     Hamilton County          POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA CHAIJ, JONATHAN BRANDON     1950 WATERBURY LANE CHATTANOOGA, 37421     23 ... (click for more)

Funeral Is Wednesday For Meigs County Woman, 41, Killed In Wreck

Funeral services will be Wednesday for a 41-year-old Meigs County woman who was killed Friday afternoon when another vehicle ran into her car on Highway 58 in Meigs County. Troopers said Klaresha Crass swerved her GMC truck into oncoming traffic to avoid a car waiting to turn left. She hit the Chevrolet occupied by the family of Tammy Renee England Whitted, of Decatur, head-on. ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)

Worley-Powered Vols Clobber Utah State, 38-7, In Opener

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee, trying to snap out of the doldrums of four consecutive losing seasons, started its 2014 campaign in fine fashion Sunday night before a season opening sellout crowd of 102,445 that endured a heavy rain story 30 minutes prior to kickoff. And senior quarterback Justin Worley, who missed the final four games in 2013 after undergoing thumb surgery, was ... (click for more)

Lookouts Reach Southern League Northern Division Playoffs With Doubleheader Win Over Smokies

The Chattanooga Lookouts are now playoff bound after sweeping a double-header against the Tennessee Smokies  to clinch the Southern League North Division for the second half of the season. The first game of the double-header was backed by a masterful gem of a game thrown by the starter for the Lookouts, Steve Smith (W, 3-2). Smith dominated the Smokies' lineup from top ... (click for more)