A woman has been arrested after snatching a customer’s purse from a Winn-Dixie shopping cart in Palm Bay.
The woman was later identified as Shireen Marie Condon, 38, of Barefoot Bay. She now faces charges of theft and was also carrying morphine, oxycodone and Xanax tablets without a prescription, according to reports.
Deputies say Condon grabbed the victim’s shopping cart purse as she placed groceries in the trunk of her vehicle.
“The victim became aware of the theft and chased through the parking lot, along with several witnesses,” the deputy said.
Condon removed the victim’s wallet from the purse during the chase and placed the bag on the ground in the parking lot, and continued running.
The victim’s wallet was found in a trash can outside the Brevard Health Alliance. The victim and witnesses positively identified Condon as a suspect.
One of the witnesses said he saw Condon place the wallet in the trash, which contained the victim’s driver’s license, credit cards and cash.
Surveillance video from the Palm Bay Winn-Dixie showed Condon removing the victim’s purse from the cart before fleeing the scene.
Condon was rushed to Brevard County Jail, where she is being held on $11,500 bond.
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