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Police say fragrances left store shelf, ended up in woman’s purse

Biloxi Police are asking the public's help to identify the man and woman in this surveillance photo at Stein Mart. The couple are sought in a shoplifting investigation.
Biloxi Police are asking the public's help to identify the man and woman in this surveillance photo at Stein Mart. The couple are sought in a shoplifting investigation. Courtesy Biloxi Police Department

Police hope a surveillance picture from Stein Mart will help identify a couple sought in the theft of perfumes and colognes from the store in the Edgewater Village shopping center.

The couple were in the department store off Edgewater Drive when fragrances went missing, police Lt. Christopher De Back said.

Investigators believe the man picked up bottles of fragrances and put them in the woman’s purse, he said.

The woman, wearing a pink spaghetti-strap top and pink tennis shoes, was carrying a large black-and-white purse. The man with her wore a blue-and-white long-sleeved shirt.

Anyone who knows them or has information about them is asked to call officer Michael Wheeler at 228-702-3054 or the police department’s criminal investigations unit at 228-435-6112 or police dispatchers at 228-396-0641. Or tipsters can email the police department’s criminal intelligence unit at ciu@biloxi.ms.us or Crime Stoppers at mscoastcrimestoppers@gmail.com.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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