Family hoping to ID suspect accused of stealing purse from cart

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KENTWOOD, Mich. -- A West Michigan family is in need of your help identifying an accused thief after their grandmother's purse was stolen out of plain sight while shopping at a resale shop.

Surveillance video provided to FOX 17 shows a busy day of shopping at the New 2 You store on 29th Street near the Grand Rapids and Kentwood border.

The grandson of the victim tells us that his grandmother left her purse in her cart on accident while shopping Saturday, July 1 and another customer saw it unattended and helped herself to it.

The family says they did file a police report but are hoping you can help them identify the woman in the security footage. A still image of the suspect is below but please note the quality is not the best.

If you know anything call police at  (616) 698-6580.


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  • Dennis C. Fait

    I often see a purse in a cart while the owner has her back to the cart. Easy for someone passing by to take it. (Kind of serves her right for blocking the aisle.)

  • steve

    New 2 You. I guess this bottom feeder took the name literally. Hey, it belongs to someone else but I got it now, That means it’s new to me, right? I doubt that they’ll ever catch this skank, but it’d be great if they did.