Bethany Police Arrest Man Accused Of Robbing Woman At Cemetery


Friday, September 6th 2013, 1:00 pm
By: News 9


Bethany police have arrested a suspect who is accused of robbing an elderly woman at a cemetery.

The victim was visiting her husband's grave at the Bethany Cemetery at 63rd and Rockwell, when she was robbed in broad daylight. This happened just a week after burying her husband.

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The woman said the suspect, later identified by police as 39-year-old Shane Lynn Lunsford, came up to her as she was getting into her car, and violently pulled her purse off her shoulder.

The woman said she had quite a bit of money, her keys, and all of her personal information in the purse.

Police say Lunsford tried to use one of her credit cards at the Neighborhood Wal-Mart on 23rd and Penn. He was caught on a surveillance camera as he was leaving the store.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Lunsford Friday morning. He was arrested Friday afternoon in the 1700 S.W. 16th Street, on charges of robbery and possession of stolen credit card.

Investigators tell News 9 they're looking for one more suspect. We're told they were driving a 4-door white sedan.