Chicopee Police arrest woman in connection to series of purse thefts.

(courtesy Chicopee Police Department)

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A homeless woman is in custody after police say she stole several purses over an extended period of time.

Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk says that officers located 27-year-old Allison Burlingham at the McDonald's on Burnett Road this past Wednesday and placed her under arrest.

Burlingham is accused of stealing a total five purses from various individuals in Chicopee.

She was charged with four counts of larceny and one count of larceny from a person over the age of sixty-five.

It was later determined that a different agency had two warrants out for Burlingham's arrest.

She was arraigned in district court earlier this week.

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