Husband, Father of Alleged Local Purse Snatchers Reportedly Comes Forward

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SALIDA --

Two different business owners: one in Isleton, and one in Salida.

Both of them work 365 days a year. And both say they had their purses stolen by four women, caught on surveillance cameras.

"She touched the door and then she put it in her purse," said Yee Low, owner of Pineapple Restaurant in Isleton.

"The day they robbed me I couldn't talk. I got nervous," said Salida Donuts owner Tanya Lim.

Lim got a visit recently from a man who wasn't stopping in for an apple-fritter. She says the man gave her very specific instructions.

Lim says the man claimed two of the four women who robbed her donut shop were his wife and daughter. He begged for her forgiveness.

He even gave Lim his wife's name and picture.

Meanwhile, it begs the question if these four women are up to an elaborate scheme.

Similar reports have popped up across California. Four women caught on surveillance camera, usually robbing small business owners in small towns.

But they've never been caught.