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Cops Searching for Serial Ocean County Supermarket Thief

Woman in her 20s targets elderly women shopping in stores, steals their purses, cops say

Photo: TRPD
Photo: TRPD
Toms River police say they may have connected a video of a woman stealing another woman's purse at a supermarket last fall to a spate of thefts –including more recent ones – in supermarkets both in Toms River and other towns in Ocean County.

The department released surveillance video from the fall 2013 incident at the Route 37 West Shop Rite store on Wednesday. In it, a woman in her 20s, about 5'5" tall, with black hair steals the purse of a another shopper, identified as a 65-year-old woman, from her cart. The woman is seen wearing a shirt in the video with the phrase “Attitude Served Daily” written on it.

"Although this footage is dated, it is the best image so far that we have captured of this suspect," said police spokesman Ralph Stocco.

According to Stocco, the investigation has led officers to believe that the woman in the video continues to prey on elderly females and hope this footage aids in her apprehension. The woman may be involved in more recent thefts that have not been caught on camera, he said.

Anyone with information or tips can contact Detective Roger Hull at 732-349-0150 extension 1291.
WMS826 February 22, 2014 at 09:43 AM
DAS..please explain how this can be a racists comment. You and I are fighting over the comments I made about your friend overdosing in Point Pleasant...please take a look at your own life and do a reassessment before you make up lies about others on here.
BoroTaxPayer February 22, 2014 at 10:16 AM
You say that drugs are reaching our area because people "caved when blacks put pressure on for profiling". Sound like a racist scumbag to me. Also, I'm not butting heads with because my friend passed in PP, I'm butting heads with you because you say some really stupid shit on here and it's fun to screw with morons like you who don't care who they hurt by their comments. So keep posting stupid shit and we can keep butting heads, try saying something intelligent on here when you get your head out of your ass.
Mrs M March 02, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Lock the seat belt in the cart around the strap of your pocketbook if someone tries to take it they will take the whole cart with it ;-)
Anthony March 02, 2014 at 11:30 PM
Why must a giant purse be carried into the store in the first place? All you really need is your money and possibly some ID, a list, and phone. Women at clubs have been getting around carrying a purse since forever ago. Keep a wristlet in your car and put only the essentials in it, then lock your purse in the trunk before you head into the store
Anthony March 02, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Or better yet, leave the purse home. If you aren't carrying cash, you actually don't even need the wristlet, they make cell phone covers that double as wallets

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