Man, woman accused of stealing purse in New Bedford

New Bedford Police Department. (WLNE)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — New Bedford police arrested two people that stole from a family outside of a supermarket over the weekend.

The incident happened at Riverside Park near Coffin Avenue Sunday.

Officers tracked down a man and woman, later identified as 44-year-old Timothy McGettigan and 43-year-old Wendy Harrison, hiding in the woods with backpacks.

The two had a bag that was stolen from customers of a nearby store who were sitting on a bench waiting for their car to come around, police said.

Both McGettigan and Harrison were arrest and charged with larceny from a person and possession of an open containers. Harrison was also charged with carrying a knife larger than 2.5 inches.

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