Purse thief strikes parking lot

By Betty Simpson | bsimpson@wcia.com

Published 02/20 2014 11:27AM

Updated 02/21 2014 10:02AM

SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating a purse theft. It happened at Walmart in the 3400-block of Freedom Drive.

A customer was loading items in her car when a suspect grabbed her purse out of the shopping cart and fled.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his 20's. He was wearing a ball cap and jumped into a maroon, Pontiac G6. The vehicle did not have a front license plate but did have some minor front-end damage. A white woman, in her 20's, with brown hair in a ponytail was a passenger in the car.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.

Sangamon & Menard County Crime Stoppers
(217) 788 - 8427
Text: Tip672 + info to CRIMES (274637)

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