Deputies release surveillance pictures from purse theft

Deputies release surveillance pictures from purse theft
Deputies say surveillance footage showed this woman walking behind a store counter and taking a purse. (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies are trying to identify a woman they say was caught on video in a purse theft.

The incident happened Monday at a Savannah Highway store, according to an incident report.

The store employee told deputies her purse was stolen from behind the counter while she was working. When the victim realized her purse was missing, she and the store's manager reviewed surveillance footage and saw a woman who appeared to be in her 50s walk behind the counter and take the purse, the report states.

Anyone who recognizes the woman is asked to call the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office at 843-202-1700 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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