Police release photo in Walmart purse-snatch

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Sixth Squad detectives

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Sixth Squad detectives are seeking the public's help to identify and locate the woman who they suspect stole a woman's pocketbook. The purse was taken from the basket of an electric scooter the victim used to shop at a Walmart in Centereach on Monday. (Nov. 4, 2013) (Credit: SCPD)

Police said a woman stole the pocketbook from the basket of an electric scooter used by her victim to shop at a Walmart earlier this week in Centereach.

But the suspect made anything but a clean getaway, Suffolk County police said, as she was captured on video surveillance that shows her leaving the store -- the stolen bag draped over her shoulder.

The cops even have a video shot of her dark-colored Jeep, police said.


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Police are asking the public's help finding the suspect. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential and callers are eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to an arrest.

Police said the theft took place just after 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Walmart at Centereach Mall.

Police said the blonde-haired woman in the photo took the pocketbook from the scooter. She wore sunglasses, a red top and black pants, according to police.

It was not clear if police have been able to verify the license plate number of the Jeep.

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