Police search for suspects in purse snatching

Posted at 6:49 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 20:02:26-05

Police are searching for two suspects who robbed a woman while she was loading groceries in at a Meijer store in Washington Township.

The two suspects were both caught on camera.

Investigators in Macomb County say the victim, a 57-year-old woman, had just finished her shopping when the two suspects walked up and took the woman's purse from her shopping cart.

The man and the woman deputies appear to be in their 20s.

It happened around 10:30 on Thursday night at the Meijer in Washington Township.

According to investigators, the female suspect grabbed the victim’s purse and the pair started running.

The victim chased them and other witnesses yelled at them in the parking lot.

Deputies say the suspect then took the wallet out of the purse, dropped the purse and kept going – before finally dropping the wallet too.

The pair got away in a brown or dark green Dodge Durango, but managed to cover the license plate before they drove away.

If you recognize the pair in those pictures, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office wants to hear from you. You can call them at 586-307-9358.