Woman tries to steal purse in mall bathroom

An 84-year-old Evans woman notified authorities after someone attempted to steal her purse in the Augusta Mall bathroom.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report, the unknown woman's arm reached over the stall door and tried to pull the purse off the hook on the door and over the top of the stall around 6 p.m. Saturday. The victim told authorities she grabbed her purse and held on while screaming.

The thief let go and fled the restroom before the victim could get a description, police said.

 

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