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Woman steals purse from customer while shopping at Publix

Woman steals a purse from another shopper at Publix. (Source: Huntsville Police Department) Woman steals a purse from another shopper at Publix. (Source: Huntsville Police Department)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

You go to the grocery store to get things like meat, vegetables, and fruit. You don't normally go there to get a purse.

One crook did go looking for a purse, and it's all caught on tape in this week's Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers.

Surveillance video clearly shows the crook watching her victim very closely. That victim had her purse in her shopping cart at the Publix on Highway 53 in Madison County.

The crook behind her is shadowing her, looking for just the right moment to grab that purse. She quickly grabbed it and went out of the store.

The good news is the purse was found discarded in the parking lot.

The bad news? Her driver's license, cash and credit cards were all gone.

The best look we have at the purse snatcher is her leaving the store.

She has red dye in her hair and she made off with lots of green.

But you can profit from her mistake if you know who she is. There's a reward of up to a $1,000.

Just make the anonymous call to 256-53-Crime. You can also submit your tips via email or text - click here for more details.

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