St. Louis Public Radio News
8:37 am
Thu March 5, 2009

Suspected hospital purse-thief identified

St. Louis – Police in St. Louis County have identified the woman suspected of stealing a car, credit cards and other items from people at St. Anthony's Hospital. They are asking the public to help find her.

The suspect is 38-year-old Misty Johnson. Authorities say that on Jan. 24, she entered St. Anthony's Hospital in south St. Louis County and stole a purse from a woman sleeping in a waiting room.

The victim's credit cards were used at several stores.

On Feb. 20, a purse was stolen from another woman who was also sleeping in a waiting room at the same hospital.

Police say the suspect used keys from the purse to steal the victim's Chrysler P.T. Cruiser. It has not been recovered.