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Sirens & Gavels

Purse snatch caught on tape

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The 76-year-old woman had just withdrawn $1,000 in cash from a bank when she went to the Fred Meyer bathroom, 15609 E. Sprague Ave., after shopping on Sept. 17.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

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

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