Purse thief caught on camera in Kingsburg

Purse thief caught on camera in Kingsburg (Surveillance Video: Trinkets and Treasures)

A Valley store owner is now rushing to protect her home, cars, and identity, after a low-down thief swiped her purse... and it was all caught on camera.

The owner is hoping by releasing the surveillance video, someone will recognize the woman she suspects took her personal items.

The owner says she has had to go through the hassle and of changing the locks at her home, business and cars, and cancel credit and debit cards.

Not only is it a pain, it's also expensive, costing more than $1500 so far.

The owner had also just purchased a new car and had both sets of keys in the purse, so the vehicle was towed to protect it from being stolen.

In the surveillance video, you see the owner walk from behind a desk to help a customer in the back.

Once the coast is clear, you can see the woman look around and then lean over to grab the purse and leave the store.

Studies have shown the average person spends 110 hours recovering from lost information once their wallet is stolen.

The store owner is working with other local businesses in the area that may have surveillance video of the woman, hoping it will lead to an arrest.

If you think you know the woman in the video, you're asked to call Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

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