Around 2.30pm on Sunday 3 November 2019, the victim attended a pharmacy on Chisham Avenue Kwinana and began speaking with a staff member. During the conversation, her purse was left on the counter as she was shown a product. When she returned, her purse was missing.
A check of the CCTV footage revealed that a woman approached the counter, saw the unattended purse, took it and left the store. Inside the purse were credit cards and cash.
Police have released CCTV images of a woman who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.
The woman is described as: Light skinned, around 30 years of age, thin build and short brown hair. She was wearing a light-coloured cap, white singlet and has a tattoo on the inside of her left forearm/wrist.
If you have any information about the identity of this woman or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 9437.