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Police: Thief snatched woman's purse in Walmart parking lot

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 14:38:55-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Police are looking for the thief who stole a woman's purse in the parking lot of a Port St. Lucie Walmart.

The police department said the crime happened around 1:45 p.m. on Jan. 2 at the store at 1674 NW St. Lucie West Blvd.

The victim said she was walking to her car when a man with cornrows grabbed her purse from her shopping cart, then took off in a waiting car.

Police said the entire incident took only six seconds.

If you know who the crook and getaway driver are, call Det. Christopher Capozzi with the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 871-5230, or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS.