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UPDATE: Thief Caught on Camera Identified

KSAL Staff - July 25, 2017 3:25 pm

Tips from the public helped Salina Police identify a man who they believe stole a purse.

Tuesday morning police released a couple of security camera images of a white male who grabbed a woman’s purse as she shopped inside the Dillons grocery store located at 1201 W. Crawford.

Tips from the public prompted an arrest Tuesday afternoon.

Police tell KSAL News that 30-year-old Nathan Augustine was identified in connection with the crime. He could face a charge of misdemeanor theft.

ORIGINAL:

Salina Police are looking for help identifying a man who was photographed in the act of stealing a woman’s purse at a Dillon’s Supermarket.

Police say the white male grabbed the woman’s purse as she turned to reach for a loaf of bread last Thursday afternoon just before 5pm at the Dillons located at 1201 W. Crawford.

The victim told officers she did not notice her purse was missing until she walked into the next aisle. Moments later the suspect left the store.

The purse, which is valued at $21 contained ID and a few other personal items.

Investigators are asking the public to call the Salina Police Department at 785-826-7210 if you recognize this man. Or call Crime Stoppers at 825 Tips.