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Purse thief caught on camera stealing thousands from victim’s bank account

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LADUE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Authorities are searching for a woman who recently stole the purse of a St. Louis-area woman before withdrawing money from the victim’s bank account.

The woman allegedly stole the purse from a victim at St. Louis Country Club in Ladue as the victim put her child in her car.

“She did something every lady does, she put her purse next to her vehicle. She put the child in the car and forgot the purse was on the ground and leaves,” said Sgt. Greg Stork with Ladue police.

30 minutes later, surveillance cameras were rolling when the suspect walked inside Central Bank in New Town at St. Charles and allegedly used the victim’s information to withdraw money. Authorities believe the culprit has targeted people in several states.

“She’s really good at it,” Stork said. “She’s been doing it for at least eight years and has struck in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.”

If you have any information on about the suspect, please call police.

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