Written by AARON CASTREJON
DUARTE - A woman on a bicycle was caught on camera stealing a Grocery Outlet shopper’s purse right out of a cart July 19 and the phone ended up in a nearby riverbed.
The crime occurred in the store parking lot, 1322 Huntington Dr. The victim unloaded her groceries and returned the cart, not realizing she left her purse inside. After returning to the store to retrieve the purse, it was gone, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies said.
“The victim pinged her phone approximately 20 minutes after the theft, and the GPS showed its location somewhere in the riverbed off Encanto Parkway,” deputies said.
The investigation is ongoing.