WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police in Wall Township say they’ve arrested a mother-daughter duo and charged them in a series of purse snatchings.

Police Chief Robert Brice says 45-year-old Jennifer L. Barth and her 21-year-old daughter, Lindsay A. Barth, both of Pleasant Borough, were arrested Wednesday night.

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It’s not clear if the women have retained lawyers.

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Brice says the pair allegedly targeted elderly shoppers at grocery stores, snatching 5 purses over a ten day period from unattended shopping carts.

Jennifer Barth faces five charges of conspiracy to commit theft. She is being held on $37,500 bail.
Her daughter faces five theft-related counts. She is being held on $40,000 bail.

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