DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police would like the public’s help locating a suspect in several purse thefts.

Detective John White with Denver police said Winter Kree Yates, 34, has been involved in purse thefts across the Denver area since April 21.

“Yates is known to enter office buildings searching for unsecured purses or wallets,” White said in a statement. “She then takes the items, leaves the office building, and immediately goes to a retailer and uses the stolen credit or debit card.”

winter kree yates Denver Police Search For Serial Purse Snatcher

An image of the suspect police say is Winter Kree Yates (credit: Denver Police Department)

Winter Yates has several felony warrants for her arrest and is a known flight risk.

Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to


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