Man snatches elderly woman's purse from motorized shopping cart at Homestead Publix

Victim accidentally left purse in front basket, police say

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Police are searching for a man who snatched an elderly woman's purse last week at a Publix in Homestead, authorities said.

Homestead police said the victim accidentally left her purse in the front basket of the motorized shopping cart she was using on Oct. 21.

Surveillance video from the Publix at 891 N. Homestead Blvd. shows a man entering the store and taking the purse from the cart.

He then quickly leaves the store without making any attempts to find the purse's owner.

Police said the victim lost $1,200 in property.

Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to call Homestead police at 305-247-1535, or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

 

 

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