Police in Brooklyn are looking for a woman wanted for trying and failing to get a five-finger discount at a local dollar store, and stealing a woman's purse just minutes later.
The suspect was caught by a store employee trying to steal a few small items off store shelves from a Bed-Stuy dollar store on Fulton Street. The suspect dropped the items and ran after a store employee confronted her outside.
Just fifteen minutes later, according to police, the same suspect stole a woman's purse just down the block and took off running.
The suspect is pictured above.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips at the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.