Anniston police Sgt. Chris Sparks said the woman had her “life savings” in her purse to deposit at a bank on the 100 block of Bill Robison Parkway. The woman reportedly dropped the purse under her car in the parking lot and a man offered to help, Sparks said.
The suspect grabbed the purse, got into his own car and fled, the sergeant said.
The theft occurred around 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to a police report.
Police were reviewing video footage from nearby businesses Thursday, Sparks said.
According to the police report, a suspect could face charges of first-degree theft, a felony.
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