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Video: Police seek woman in Fred Meyer purse snatching

Police are asking for helping finding a woman who robbed an elderly woman in a grocery store restroom.

The 76-year-old woman had just withdrawn $1,000 in cash from a bank when she went to the Fred Meyer bathroom, 15609 E. Sprague Ave., after shopping on Sept. 17.

Her purse was inside a Fred Meyer reusable shopping bag when a blond woman came up behind her and ran off with the bag.

“The victim was uninjured during the theft but is out the $1,000 and is now fearful that her identity might be stolen,” according to the Spokane Valley Police Department.

Video shows the victim walking to the restroom, followed by the thief. The thief runs off with the victim’s purse. The victim tried to catch up with the woman, but she got away.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Video from KHQ TV

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