An Auburn Hills senior was rolled for her purse In a store parking lot late Monday night. Police have released a fairly detailed description of the perpetrator, and surveillance camera stills of his vehicle, in the hope of getting tips to his identity.
A 68-year-old woman and her husband were riding in a motorized shopping cart at about 11:30 p.m. Monday night in the parking lot of a Meijer outlet at 800 Brown Road, near I-75 and Joslyn Road in Oakland County.
A man approached the pair, explained that he was from out of town, and began to ask for directions. During this verbal exchange, the suspect grabbed the woman’s purse from a basket on the cart.
The suspect then fled.
The woman tried to give chase, but fell and injured herself. The husband was unable to keep up with the suspect. The thief drove off in a silver SUV that police believe may be a Ford Explorer.
The crook is described as a white male with a mustache and goatee, in his mid-twenties, about 5‘9“ and 180 lbs.
Anyone with information concerning the crime, the identity of the suspect or the vehicle is urged to call the Auburn Hills Police at (248) 370-9444, or Crime Stoppers, (800) SPEAK UP.