Police hunt thief after elderly woman has purse stolen in supermarket

Police hunt thief after elderly woman has purse stolen in supermarket

POLICE are seeking the public’s assistance after an elderly woman’s purse was stolen from a trolley at a Mundaring supermarket on Saturday.

Just before 11am, a 79-year-old Stoneville woman was looking at items on the shelf of a shop on Hartung Street when a woman unzipped her handbag, which was in the trolley, and removed a purse.

The woman then left the store with the victim’s purse.

Police said the offender had olive skin and was approximately 40-50 years old with a solid build.

She was wearing 3⁄4 length black tights, a white top under a black cardigan, black shoes and a leopard print head scarf.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.