Police Search For Suspect Who Snatched 77-Year-Old’s Purse At Kroger [VIDEO]

January 16, 2019 - 10:09 am

WESTLAND (WWJ) - Police are searching for a brazen thief who stole a purse from an elderly woman who was grocery shopping at Kroger. 

The incident happened around 11 a.m. on Monday, January 7 at the Kroger store on Michigan Avenue and Merriman Road in Westland. 

Police say a 77-year-old woman was shopping when the suspect took her purse out of her cart and walked away. The woman was not injured. 

Video surveillance shows the suspect clutching the woman's purse as he walked out of the store. 

The suspect is described as black, but police say it's not clear if they are a man or woman. The suspect was wearing a gray coat with what appears to be a pink zipper, gray pants and black shoes.

Anyone who can identify the suspect or has additional information is asked to contact police at 734-467-3189.

photo: Westland Police