Police have released a surveillance picture of two women they say stole a woman’s purse from a shopping cart in the Wal-Mart parking lot on CT Switzer Sr. Drive.
The woman had put her purse in the child seat of her shopping cart, unloaded her purchases and was sitting in her car on a phone call involving a family emergency, police Officer Michael Wheeler said Monday.
Her purse was in the cart right by her window, he said.
Surveillance footage shows two women push their shopping cart next to the woman’s cart, unload their purchases and one of them removing the purse from the victim’s cart, Wheeler said.
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One suspect has red or brown hair and wears glasses. She’s the one shown taking the purse, he said.
The other suspect is heavyset with brown hair.
The stolen purse contained about $90 in cash, medications, identification cards and credit cards, which the owner quickly canceled, Wheeler said.