ORANGE PARK, Fla. – A victim of grand theft at the grocery store.
"I just don't feel safe anymore, I really don't,” she said.
This 71-year-old woman, too scared to show her face or reveal her identity, is no longer able to go to her Orange Park Publix anymore without looking over her shoulder.
"To have this happen in a kind of safe little store where everybody knows everybody, it’s thrown me."
While shopping for groceries, police say the woman seen in this photo stole her wallet. They say the suspect walked the aisles of the store without purchasing anything for quite awhile, and then stepped close to the victim’s shopping cart when her back was turned, and stole her wallet out of her bag.
It wasn’t until she went to pay, the victim noticed it was gone.
"I realized the weight was gone. I knew before I even put my hand in my pocketbook that that wallet was gone because it was a substantial wallet and it was full of a lot of stuff."
Police say the thief got away with her insurance cards, health cards, a credit card, and $300 cash.
Surveillance footage shows the suspect in the store, located at 410 Blanding Boulevard, the day the incident happened. The Clay County Sheriff’s office tells Action News they think she was likely shopping for an older target.
Although the theft occurred in Clay County, there is evidence the victim’s credit card was used at two gas stations in Jacksonville.
Anyone with information about the identity of this woman is asked to call the Clay County Sheriff's Office at (904)264-6512 to be connected to Det. Damon Hysler.