Cops: Reward offered for woman who used stolen purse in Wading River

10/27/2014 7:15 AM |
(Credit: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers)

(Credit: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers)

Suffolk County detectives are trying to identify a woman who stole a pocketbook containing credit cards from a cafe in Shoreham in August.

Police said the purse was stolen from the counter at the Bagel Lady Café on Route 25A about 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 22. The suspect then tried to use one of the credit cards about 10 minutes later at the CVS Pharmacy in Wading River.

Police released a photo from surveillance footage of the alleged thief and described the woman is described as white, with long black hair and a tattoo on her right shoulder.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers has offered a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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