Suspects wanted in Englewood Wal-Mart purse theft

Published: October 27, 2015 3:53 PM EDT
Updated: October 27, 2015 3:55 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Detectives are searching for a man and a woman in connection to a purse theft at a local Wal-Mart.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, the victim was shopping in the clothing section of the Wal-Mart on South McCall Road when the suspects approached her shopping cart.

Deputies say the couple grabbed the victim’s purse from the cart and ran out of the store.  Authorities describe the man as tall and thin with reddish hair and a beard. The woman appeared to be of slight build and wearing a red and white shirt.

The suspects drove out of the Wal-Mart parking lot heading east in a dark colored, four-door sedan with tinted windows and possibly having an out-of-state tag.

 If you have any information, call the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-2101 (ask for district detectives), or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).