Some heartless thief took off with a 79-year-old Columbus woman’s purse Friday from the basket of the motorized cart in which she was shopping for groceries at a Macon Road store.
Police summoned to the Publix supermarket at 3201 Macon Road were told by the Techwood Drive resident that sometime between 5 and 8:30 p.m., her purse was taken from her basket as she shopped for groceries.
Investigators checking store surveillance video saw that while the woman was in the freezer section, a man snatched the purse from the basket, hid it under his coat and immediately left the store.
Police described the thief as black, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 210 pounds, and wearing a black “hoodie” jacket, a black baseball cap, a blue and white striped shirt and blue jeans.
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