Brazen thief steals purse from Brandon business

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Photo by Liam Pattison Photography

On September 19, 2023, at approximately 1:00 pm, police responded to a report of the theft of a purse from a business in the 1600 block of park Ave.  The female suspect then used a credit card from the purse to pay for a cab ride.  The 32-year-old female was later located and arrested.  She was still in possession of some of the stolen property, and she was also in possession of a knife.  She was later released to appear in court on November 30, 2023, on charges of Theft Under $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Fraud X2, and Possession of a Weapon.