He helped an elderly woman with her groceries, then stole her purse, deputies say

Franqua Nathaniel Youmans
Franqua Nathaniel Youmans Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Fairfax man who they say helped an elderly woman bring her groceries into her Schooner Court home on Hilton Head Island and then took off with her purse on June 10.

Franqua Nathaniel Youmans is wanted for petit larceny and financial transaction card theft in connection with this incident.

Youmans was known to be working for a landscaper at the time of the incident. He was found on the day of the incident but not after arrest warrants had been obtained the next day, Capt. Bob Bromage of the Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-274-6372.

Joan McDonough: 843-706-8125, @IPBG_Joan