Surveillance video shows man stealing purse at Rite Aid

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The video released by police shows the man waiting at the pharmacy counter before removing a purse from a chair and placing it into his bag. The video released by police shows the man waiting at the pharmacy counter before removing a purse from a chair and placing it into his bag.
THE BRONX -

Police have released surveillance video which shows a man stealing a woman's purse from inside a Bronx pharmacy.

The incident happened on Sept. 17, inside of the Rite Aid at 49 W. Fordham Road around 12:42 p.m.

The video released by police shows the man waiting at the pharmacy counter before removing a purse from a chair and placing it into his bag.

The man can be seen walking away after taking the purse.

Police say it belonged to a 64-year-old woman who was waiting for medication.

The bag contained $500 and the woman's credit cards.

Police ask anyone who recognizes the man to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.   

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