Texarkana Police seek help in identifying purse thief


The Texarkana Texas Police Department is looking for the person responsible for stealing a purse from a local Walmart located on New Boston Road.
14369909_1094452420609973_9095284742335335097_nAccording to officials, at about 11:00 last Tuesday night, an older woman was shopping at the Walmart on New Boston Road.

While shopping, she was using one of the motorized shopping carts and drove it out to her car in the parking lot with her purchases.

Unfortunately, she accidentally left her small black purse in the basket when she got into her car to leave.


When she rushed back a few minutes later after she realized that she did not have her purse, the cart was not where she left it and the purse with all of her belongings was gone.

According to TTPD, Officer Brent Lawing got there and reviewed the surveillance video with store employees. They discovered that this woman apparently saw the purse in the basket not long after the victim left.

She got on the cart and rode it back into the store, all while looking inside of the purse.14370244_1094452423943306_4822903994549527970_n

According to police, instead of turning the purse in to store employees, she decided to leave with it. She was last seen getting into this white SUV.

Police urge the public to contact police at 903-798-3116 or CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP, if you recognize the woman in the photographs.

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