Ocala Police searching for bandit who ripped off 84-year-old woman’s purse at Wal-Mart

Ocala Police officers are searching for the woman pictured above, who is accused of stealing an 84-year-old woman’s purse at Wal-Mart.

Ocala Police officers are searching for a thief who stole an 84-year-old woman’s purse while she was shopping at Wal-Mart.

The woman, pictured at right, is accused of stealing the purse while the elderly woman bent over to grab a package at the store, located at 4980 E Silver Springs Blvd. She took the purse and hid it inside her own handbag, a police report states.

The woman then exited the store and spent time in the parking lot going through the stolen purse. The victim said the purse contained two wallets with her debit and credit cards and about $50 in cash.

Anyone with information about the crime or the suspect is asked to call Officer Peeples at (352) 369-7000.