Theft suspect has a taste for purses

MONROE, Ohio (WDTN) – Police are searching for a purse thief.

Monroe police say a woman was captured on surveillance video stealing three purses from the Saks Off Fifth Avenue store at the Cincinnati Premium Outlet Mall.

The theft occurred at 2:55 p.m. Monday.

The video shows the suspect walking toward the door with the purses in her hands. You can then see her dart out out the door with the $1,200 worth of merchandise with her.

Police describe the suspect as having blonde hair, wearing a black coat and blue jeans at the time.

She fled in a waiting newer model Chrysler 300M that is silver in color with an Ohio registration.

Call the Monroe Police Department Tip Line at 513-539-4836 if you recognize the suspect. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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