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Sheriff Needs Help Identifying Suspected Purse Thief

On July 5, 2023, a 77-year-old woman was shopping at the Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 7855 SW Highway 200 in Ocala. While she was there, the suspect (shown in these pictures) stole her purse out of a shopping cart and then attempted to use the victim’s credit card to make a $1,313.96 purchase at the electronics section. Luckily, that transaction was declined.

The suspect then left Walmart, taking the victim’s purse and a soda that he did not pay for. The suspect then went to Circle K at 7580 SW Highway 200 and used the victim’s credit card to purchase gasoline. He then discarded the victim’s purse, leaving it at the pumps.

We need your help getting this thief off our streets before he steals again. If you have any information to help us identify him, please call 352-732-9111.


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