Police ask for help in theft of purse

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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photoTwo suspects allegedly stole a woman’s purse from a Vancouver hotel, later using it at a store in Jantzen Beach.

Police are looking for two people who allegedly stole a purse at a Vancouver hotel last month, later using the victim's debit card in Portland.

On Friday, Nov. 29, a purse was stolen while it was left unattended at a hotel. The wallet inside the purse contained the victim's debit card; unauthorized transactions were made later in the day at a store in Janzten Beach. Surveillance footage captured images of two men suspected of using the card.

Anyone with information on the two suspects is asked to contact Vancouver police Sgt. Tom Ryan at tom.ryan@cityofvancouver.us.