Sheriff's office searches for suspected purse snatcher

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
The OCSO is looking for this man in connection to a purse snatching at Winn Dixie Friday.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is working to identify a suspect who allegedly snatched a woman’s purse from a grocery store in Destin.

Deputies were called to the Winn-Dixie at 981 Highway 98 around noon today, according to a press release from the OCSO.

The victim says she went through a self-checkout register and left, realizing a moment later she’d forgotten her purse at the register. She returned to find her purse, which also contained her cell phone, missing.

Surveillance video showed an unidentified man getting the purse and leaving the store without purchasing any items. The suspect is described as a skinny and balding white male who was wearing an orange t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS,, or by texting TIP214 plus your message to CRIMES (274637).