Columbus crime: Police seek help identifying a theft suspect

Columbus police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a theft that occurred Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities said the suspect they're looking for was in E&S Mattress Discounters around 2:45 p.m. when he took an employee's purse.

The suspect concealed the purse and left the business, but not before cameras captured him on film.

He is described as being between 25-30 years old, 5-foot-9 and weighing around 170 pounds.

Police said the suspect is believed to frequent the downtown area.

Anyone with information on this suspect is requested to call police at 706-653-3400.