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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - One day after releasing her name and photo, Richland County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a woman who they say stole a woman's purse after knocking her down in a grocery store parking lot.
Deputies say someone recognized Audria Lee from surveillance photos released last week of a woman using a credit card stolen from a purse. After receiving information about Lee's whereabouts Tuesday, the department's fugitive task force arrested Lee on Interstate 20 near Monticello Road. She was wanted for strong armed robbery.
Sheriff Leon Lott says the purse was stolen from a woman's cart at the Food Lion at 9810 Two Notch Road on Tuesday, October 22nd. Then a week later, Sheriff Lott says Lee knocked a woman to the ground in the parking lot of the Bi-Lo at 3315 Broad River Road and took her purse. Lott says the victim was taken to Palmetto Health Richland with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Lott says Lee and a man have been captured on store surveillance videos using credit cards that were inside the stolen purse. Lee was captured on surveillance video at a Walgreens. Surveillance cameras at Macy's captured a man who used the stolen credit card to buy $1,200 worth of merchandise.
Lott says additional charges are expected. If you know anything about this case, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.
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