Police search for woman accused of stealing purses

Police are warning shoppers, especially senior citizens, about thieves looking to take advantage of the season of giving.Toms River police say they are on the

TOMS RIVER - Police are warning shoppers, especially senior citizens, about thieves looking to take advantage of the season of giving.

Toms River police say they are on the hunt for a woman specifically targeting seniors. Officials say the woman pretended to be a helpful citizen, approaching seniors putting groceries in their trunks and asking for their shopping carts before running off with their purses.

Two incidents occurred this past weekend, one outside of a Pathmark and another in a nearby shopping center.

Toms River?s police chief says the suspect is around 50 years old.

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