Family hopes to ID thief who stole grandmother's purse

KENTWOOD, MICH. - A local family is in need of help identifying the accused thief who stole their grandmother's purse while shopping at a resale shop on Saturday.

Surveillance video shared with WZZM 13 shows the resale shop, New 2 You on 29th Street, bustling with shoppers when the incident took place.

The grandson of the victim shared a photo and video of the incident on his Facebook, stating that his grandmother accidentally left her purse in the cart as she gathered her things to leave to the store. 

Another customer saw the unattended bag and took it, leaving the store. 

The family says they have filed a police report but are hoping to identify the woman in the video. 

If you know this woman or anything about this incident, you're urged to contact the Kentwood Police Department at 616-698-6580.

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April Stevens is a multi-platform producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

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