NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in identifying and tracking down a suspect in a grand larceny that took place in Brooklyn.

At 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, a woman grabbed a purse that a 15-year-old girl had left unattended while trying on a pair of shoes at a TJ Maxx on 86th Street in Brooklyn, police said.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

The purse contained a credit card, $40 cash, and assorted personal items, according to the victim.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS[8477]. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637[CRIMES] and entering TIP577.

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