Hoover police are hoping to identify a man suspected of stealing a purse from an elderly woman after pretending to help her at the Wal-Mart on 280.
Police say the suspect acted like he was going to help the woman and even went so far as to bring her a powered shopping cart in the parking lot. But once the victim sat in the cart, police say the suspect snatched her purse and ran to a nearby vehicle that was waiting. A second, unknown suspect was driving that car.
The suspects' vehicle is described as a four-door sedan, gray or silver. It may have a partial Alabama tag number of 1C07L.
Anyone with information about the suspect's identity or location is asked to call Detective Kenney Maddox with Hoover PD at 205-739-7235. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
Click here to see a short surveillance video of the suspect from the Hoover Police Facebook page.
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