Police: Woman tries to steal elderly woman's purse to buy heroin

Jennifer Helm (Source: St. Francois County Sheriff's Department)
Jennifer Helm (Source: St. Francois County Sheriff's Department)

By Heartland News

PARK HILLS, MO (KFVS) - Police say a woman resorted to robbery in order to buy drugs.

Police say witnesses recently saw 31-year-old Jennifer Helm of Hazelwood at a Park Hills grocery store, struggling with an 89-year-old woman, trying to steal her purse.

Helm didn't get the purse and ended up running to a pickup truck and driving away; but investigators say she later turned herself in, saying she tried to steal the purse so she could get money to buy heroin.

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