Woman Arrested for Caught on Cam Purse Snatching

Monday, Aug 26, 2013  |  Updated 1:38 PM EDT
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Police are searching for a woman who was caught on surveillance video stealing a customer's purse from her shopping cart inside a Shop-Rite supermarket at  744 Route 70 in Brick Township, N.J. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Gregory Mullarkey in the Brick Township Police Detective Bureau at (732) 262-1122. Read the full story <a href=here." />

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Police are searching for a woman who was caught on surveillance video stealing a customer's purse from her shopping cart inside a Shop-Rite supermarket at 744 Route 70 in Brick Township, N.J. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Gregory Mullarkey in the Brick Township Police Detective Bureau at (732) 262-1122. Read the full story here.

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After hundreds of tip calls, police tracked down the woman who they say swiped another woman's purse as she shopped for groceries.

The caught on cam purse snatching happened Aug. 4 inside the ShopRite store on Route 70 in Brick Township, N.J.

Surveillance video shows the victim turning away from her cart briefly to inspect meat just as the alleged thief, carrying a shopping basket, swoops in and snatches the white purse from the victim's cart.

On Monday, Brick Township Police announced the arrest of 32-year-old Judith Campbell of Beachwood, N.J.

Police say they zeroed in on Campbell and posittively identiifed her from surveillance images thanks to numerous tips from the public. Police say since images hit the airwaves and Internet two weeks ago that detectives took more than 200 tip calls.

Investigators said that Campbell, who was charged with theft and released pending a hearing, is one of four people shown in surveillance images that could be connected to the theft. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Brick Township Police at 732-262-1122.

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