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LONGMONT, Colo. –

A pair of Longmont twenty-somethings were arrested Sunday on suspicion of purse napping after the duo allegedly used stolen “financial devices” to purchase pizzas all over town.

Vanessa Valdivia, 22, and Carlos Hernandez-Flores, 26, were both arrested on suspicion of “robbing an at-risk adult” for allegedly stealing a 92-year-old woman’s purse in January while she was loading items from her shopping cart into her car, which was parked in a handicap spot at 800 South Hover St.

The pair is also accused of robbing a 58-year-old woman in the same parking lot in February.

After the victims’ IDs and “financial devices” were used to buy pizzas, Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Black Jack Pizza banded together to help locate Valdivia and Hernandez-Flores, according to police reports.

Both suspects were still being held at the Boulder County jail Tuesday morning.

Archived comments

I guess that is why most people in Longmont have chains on their wallets.

But what is up with all of the Leonard Skynard shirts?

sidd

3/17/2009 9:36:46 AM

“Financial devices?”

This is just horrible reporting.

ogghead@yahoo.com

3/17/2009 9:42:33 AM

This story reads weird.The two geniuses were arrested earlier this week and are still being held Wednesday morning?Did you get all dressed up in green and wasted last night Laura?Happy belated St. Pats if you did:)

inherentrisk

3/17/2009 9:45:33 AM

P.S.All of the, “My mom and dad have more money than your mom and dad” posts were lame before you typed them.

inherentrisk

3/17/2009 9:49:10 AM

If they had any taste, they would have gone to Proto’s!

yragnam@yahoo.com

3/17/2009 10:26:32 AM

Ok…. I’ll ask the question…what is their legal or illegal status in the country?

These are the types of crimes that should be punished with the loss of a digit or two.A 92 year old woman?

Lock them up for 20 years, then deport them.

Viper1963

3/17/2009 10:50:03 AM

My mistake,

Locking them up would cost too much and be a burden on our taxes.Shoot them.

Viper1963

3/17/2009 10:51:41 AM

Sidd – “I guess that is why most people in Longmont have chains on their wallets.”

As opposed to Boulder where wallets are attached by hemp dream catchers and smugness.

BoulderBurnout

3/17/2009 12:41:12 PM

Im with you there BizzyB

dailyman442

3/17/2009 1:10:01 PM

Viper1963, are you suggesting that someone kill these two young people for purse snatching? Wow – a real class act.

Manioca35

3/17/2009 1:10:19 PM

Wow, this was really a top notch operation.Steal from old people and then buy pizza.Smart and really low class.I would have guessed they would have caught them at Taco Bell instead.

S_S_Mama

3/17/2009 1:19:43 PM

Stealing from the elderly is grounds for caning.

Cane ’em!

MountainHaven

3/17/2009 1:54:33 PM

Yes,

That is exactly what I am saying, of course the mitigating circumstance involving a NINETY TWO year old woman.

Talk about classless.What do you suggest Maniac?

Viper1963

3/17/2009 2:32:31 PM

Posted by inherentrisk on March 17, 2009 at 9:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

P.S. All of the, “My mom and dad have more money than your mom and dad” posts were lame before you typed them.

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Thanks for posting this early and preventing the excessive negative comments aboutLongmont from the jerks that love to make themselves feel great by pulling down another town.

Flyonthewall

3/17/2009 3:08:15 PM

Chop off a couple of fingers on one hand then we will all know about them !!!!

whvacman

3/17/2009 3:09:49 PM

LOL…… this is sooooooooo Longmont.

wilson

3/17/2009 3:38:57 PM

“That is exactly what I am saying, of course the mitigating circumstance involving a NINETY TWO year old woman.”

and this is a crime punishable by death by firing squad? I just want to be clear here. Also, who should shoot them? Are you going to do it?

Manioca35

3/17/2009 4:43:34 PM

I agree with Viper, rob a 92 year old lady, get the chair………………….

thecondoguy1

3/17/2009 4:43:40 PM

Do we really want to give our in-state tuition to illegals to attract more people like this to our state?

butchm

3/19/2009 11:57:54 AM

Sounds like these 2 go getters are prime candidates to run Citibank or AIG. Where’s their bonus checks?

theprairieprankster

3/19/2009 2:29:16 PM

F**k all you people that knock on Longmont.

vYRaL303

3/19/2009 11:03:36 PM

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