Jon Cox, Jace Butler arrested charged with targeting victim 65 or older

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A 79-year-old Lake Worth woman was the victim of a purse snatching in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Belvedere Rd Sunday.

Investigators say that two men pulled their car up to the victim while she was near the entrance to the garden center.

One of the suspects got out of the passenger seat and took the victim's purse from her shopping cart, deputies say.

Sheriff's office deputies were able to make a traffic stop near the store.

Deputies arrested John Cox and Jace Butler.

One of the suspects told investigators that they were low on funds and they devised a scheme to make money by stealing purses.

Cox and Butler were booked in the Palm Beach County Jail and charged with grand theft from a person over the age of 65.

Print this article Back to Top