WATERFORD (WWJ) – Police are searching for a woman who apparently stole credit cards from a purse she found inside an Oakland County grocery store bathroom.
Waterford police received a call around 5:30 p.m. Monday about a larceny that had just occurred at VG’s Grocery Store on Highland Road, just east of Williams Lake Road.
Arriving officers spoke with a 39-year-old White Lake woman who said someone had stolen several items from her purse, including her credit cards and $100 cash.
The woman told police she had mistakenly left her purse in the store’s restroom and upon returning to the restroom, about 10 minutes later, she found her purse in the garbage can. The woman looked through her purse and noticed that her credit cards, $100 cash, a gift card and makeup had been stolen.
The woman told police she immediately called her credit card company and was informed that her card had been used at the VG’s store, along with another purchase at a local gas station for a total amount of $102.30.
Police obtained surveillance footage from the grocery store and were able to identify a potential suspect, who had a small child with her the entire time.
The suspect is described as a heavy-set, white female in her mid- to late-20s with medium-dark hair wearing a long-sleeve shirt, black vest, gray pants and black shoes. The little girl with her appears to be 2- to 4-years-old.
Anyone who might be able to identify the woman is urged to contact the Waterford Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 248-674-COPS.