Amherst Police looking for person of interest in purse theft

Amherst Police

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Amherst Police are looking for a person of interest in a theft of a purse from a customer’s shopping cart.

The theft occurred at a Sheridan Drive store on Nov. 24.

Police are looking to identify a woman caught on the store’s surveillance footage. She left the store in a silver or gray car.

If you recognize this person of interest or have any information related to the crime, call Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 689-1343 or email to or text to 562-TIPS and reference AMH 17-768688-DW. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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