San Rafael police have released a photo of a man suspected of stealing a woman’s purse from a shopping cart at the Safeway store in Terra Linda on Monday.While the woman was loading her groceries onto the conveyor belt at a checkout stand around noon, the man took the purse from the shopping cart, put it in the basket he was holding and walked away, police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said.
The man then went to a restroom in front of the store and removed cash, an identification card and credit cards from the purse before dumping it in the trash, Rohrbacher said.The suspect was seen walking out of the store empty-handed, Rohrbacher said. One of the victim’s credit cards was used to buy gas in the area about an hour later, Rohrbacher said. The suspect is a white male between 40 and 50 years old with brown hair. He was wearing a short-sleeve T-shirt with writing and numbers on the front, Rohrbacher said.
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