Toms River Police need your help finding a woman who snatched a purse innocently left behind by a shopper at the Target on Hooper Avenue, spent the money inside and then took off on April 28 around 9:00 am.

The innocent shopper had gone into the store to look for her missing purse to find out it was gone and that's when she called police who began an investigation starting with reviewing video surveillance.

The woman pictured is accused of taking the purse left behind in a shopping cart in the Target parking lot and then entering the store with a young child after discarding the cart.

She was seen on video going through the purse inside the store, taking out about $40.00 in cash and then hid the pocketbook in a shoe box.

The suspect then left the store, put her purchase into her car and drove off around 9:30 am in what police say is possible a newer blue 4 door vehicle.

Anyone who can identify the woman pictured should contact Lawrence Officer DiFabio at 732-349-0150 extension 1385 or by email Ldifabio@trpolice.org  All information will remain confidential.

The public is reminded that criminal charges are accusations only.  Every criminal defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in court.

Woman wanted for theft at Target on Hooper Avenue in Toms River. (Toms River Police Department)

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