Purse snatcher sought
Canton police are searching for a woman who they believe stole a purse from an unattended shopping cart at Ingles the evening of Aug. 31.
According to incident reports, the victim, a 86-year-old woman, reported that her purse had been stolen after she accidentally left it behind in the bottom rack of the shopping cart. When she realized she had forgotten her purse, she returned to the store but could not find it.
After viewing video surveillance, police have a description of the woman they believe stole the purse. She made away with the purse which contained cash, check book, credit cards and other forms of identification.
In the video, the suspect appears to be in her early to mid-50s with brown, medium-length curly hair. A young boy about 3 years old is accompanying her in the video.
Anyone who knows the woman pictured is asked to call Canton police at 828-648-2376.