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Police: Two Arrested For Stealing Tulsa Purse To Get Gas Money

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Tulsa County jail photos of David Hunter and Chevelle Hale Tulsa County jail photos of David Hunter and Chevelle Hale
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Police say two people arrested for stealing a purse Monday afternoon outside a Tulsa store in order to get gas money so they could get to Grove.

The couple was identified as 33-year-old David Hunter and 31-year-old Chevelle Hale. 

In their report, police said the Hunter and Hale confessed to going to the Lowes store in the 1500 block of South Yale to steal items from the store.  In the parking lot, police say David Hunter grabbed a woman's purse out of a shopping cart, then got into a car driven by Chevelle Hale.  During the struggle over the purse, police say the victim fell on the ground.  Both Hunter and Hale were arrested a short time later.

David Hunter and Chevelle Hale were booked into the Tulsa County jail on a complaint of larceny from a person.

Monday's incident comes after a purse thief stabbed a woman outside of a nearby Tulsa Target store on Sunday.

Police say that victim was unloading items into her car in the parking lot when a woman attempted to steal her purse.  They say the suspect stabbed the victim in the forearm with a pocket knife. 

Police are also looking for the male driver of the getaway car, a black Dodge Neon-looking vehicle with a paper tag.

11/26/2017 Related Story: Purse Thief Stabs Woman Outside Tulsa Target, Police Say

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