Public's Help Sought in Locating Purse Thief

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 4:16 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Public's Help Sought in Locating Purse Thief

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 4:16 PM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) - Amherst Police are on the hunt for a suspect who is shown stealing a purse from a victim's shopping cart at a local grocery store.

Police say the incident happened on November 16th.

The suspect shown in these surveillance images is described as a white male wearing dark sweat pants, red sneakers, a white knit hat, and long-sleeve white shirt under a red short-sleeve shirt with a design on the front.

The suspect was seen getting into a silver or white sedan in the parking lot.

Anyone who may have information on this case is aksed to call Amherst Police at (716) 689-1340.