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Man sought in Raleigh grocery store purse theft

Posted March 7, 2013

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— Police are looking for a man who stole a woman's purse at a northwest Raleigh grocery store over the weekend.

Investigators said the woman was shopping at Harris Teeter, at 3201 Edwards Mill Road, Sunday afternoon when the man snatched the purse from her shopping cart and left the store.

The man, captured on surveillance video, is white, in his 30s to early 40s and of medium height and weight. He was wearing a light-colored T-shirt with an unidentified design on the back.

Police are asking that anyone who might recognize the man to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357 or report a tip at the Raleigh Crime Stoppers website, www.raleighcrimestoppers.org.


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  • lizlizardrn2 Mar 8, 2013

    If you use the baby belt that is on most shopping carts and loop the belt thru the strap of your pocketbook, it can prevent the possibility of grab and run!!!

  • mystica131 Mar 8, 2013

    Seriously, carrboroyouth, misplaced blame? No one's saying the robber isn't at fault, but I've seen so many people leave their purses in their shopping cart and they are 10 to 15 feet away. It's just common sense to keep it on your shoulder.

  • jdo823 Mar 8, 2013

    Hope this incident will teach that woman a lesson!
    Never to leave your purse/handbag unattended.
    Hope they catch this guy.

  • downtowner Mar 8, 2013

    Sometimes people have no learn the hard way not to leave their items unattended--even adults.

  • Bewitched Mar 8, 2013

    WOW great photo of him - he will be caught soon!

  • carrboroyouth Mar 8, 2013

    "Does anyone really care how you women carry your purse?- jodigluscosuxbigone"

    Yeah I don't get it either, unless it's a hint that it's the woman's fault. Misplaced blame if that's the case.
    Hope they catch the dude!

  • Sweet summertime Mar 8, 2013

    Thats why I don't take my purse into a grocery store. All I need is my coupon book and my debit card.

  • wralhateswhitemen Mar 8, 2013

    really sad.

  • emprezzinez Mar 8, 2013

    oh...crime happens on this side of town? People act as though its only in certain areas

  • jodigluscosuxbigones Mar 8, 2013

    Does anyone really care how you women carry your purse?