Suspect on motorized scooter snatches woman's purse and walks away

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police have released video surveillance of an elderly woman having her purse snatched while in an East Memphis Grocery store.

Take a close look at this surveillance video Memphis Police released of a woman on a motorized scooter quickly swiping the purse of an elderly woman at an East Memphis Kroger.

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After taking the woman’s purse, the thief boldly walked out of the front door with the victim’s purse in hand.

Shoppers said its incidents like this that make them think of ways to protect their belongings in the store.

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Kroger Purse Snatching

Wanted for Purse Snatching 6660 Poplar Avenue Report#1804003050ME The Memphis Police Department is currently investigating a complaint of a purse snatching that occurred April 6th, at approximately 7 p.m., at Kroger located at 6660 Poplar Avenue. An unknown female Black was seen riding on a motorized cart, getting off the cart, and then stealing a purse out of a shopping basket. The suspect was then captured on video surveillance walking out of the store. The suspect is described as a heavy set female Black with long hair, wearing a black shirt. Anyone who can identify this suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Monday, April 16, 2018

We reached out to Kroger for a statement. A spokesperson for Kroger only said they are with Memphis Police.

While at the Kroger store in the 6600 block of Poplar we did notice several security guards on foot and in car patrolling the parking lot.

Memphis Police could not confirm if the suspect in this incident may be responsible for other thefts.

Shoppers said they hope police catches this scooter bandit especially if she’s preying on the elderly.

Memphis Police said if you have any information about this purse snatching to please call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH.