Police searching for suspect in theft of purse containing $5,000

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:55am

San Juan police are expecting the suspect, in a purse theft case, to turn herself in to authorities.

Surveillance video, from Junior's Supermarket in San Juan, show a man picking up a purse that the owner dropped and handing it to a woman approaching him allegedly claiming it was her purse that he found.

The purse contained $5,000 from the owner's tax refund, because of the high amount of money, investigators say the woman will likely face felony charges.

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