ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - One of the latest purse-snatching victims in Albuquerque is fighting back trying to catch the guy responsible and sending a warning to other women.
Jessica was targeted inside the new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Cutler Avenue NE near San Mateo Boulevard a few weeks ago.
She says she was in the store shopping, turned to look at an item and when she turned around her purse was gone.
Surveillance video captured a guy running out of the store with the purse. Within about an hour he racked up $1,500 in charges on her credit card.
Walmart has long been a favorite for purse snatchers over the years.
Earlier this year two elderly women were attacked. One, 86 years old, had a knife held to her stomach while the other woman, 75, was dragged and severely hurt.
Jessica says there's obviously a problem here.
"The first three women I told at the bank, at the credit card company and at a payroll department, all three mentioned their purses had been stolen from grocery carts in Walmart here in Albuquerque," Jessica said.
Albuquerque police were unable to assemble statistics of purse snatchings at Walmarts for KRQE News 13 but say it's definitely a frequent crime here and in Rio Rancho.
The thief who took Jessica's purse remains at large.
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