Police have released photos of a woman who they say stole a pocketbook from a shopping cart at a supermarket in Elwood earlier this month.

The alleged theft occurred at 8:40 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Stop & Shop supermarket on Jericho Turnpike.

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Suffolk County police said it was then that the woman took the pocketbook from a cart -- and walked out of the store.

The suspect, who has brown hair, wore a gray sweater, blue jeans and light-brown boots.

Police said she fled in a white four-door sedan.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.