Police looking for woman who stole purse in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a woman who was involved in a theft in St. Johnsbury today.

Authorities say they were notified of the theft of a purse at the Price Chopper located on Memorial Drive at around 1:30 p.m.

Police say that a woman grabbed the victim’s purse from her arm and ran out of the store.

The woman was pursued by patrons and the victim, but was able to enter into a 2002 BMW X5 bearing New Hampshire registration SKI-MW, which was being operated by another person.

The purse contained credit cards, identification, and a Samsung Galaxy.

The vehicle was last seen fleeing south on Memorial Drive before turning onto Tremont Street.

Police released a picture of the woman and the vehicle involved today.

Anyone who can identify the suspect or knows the whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to contact Trooper Rodzel at 802-222-4680.

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