UPDATE: 5 P.M.
Sheriff’s officials were unable to locate an alleged purse thief after containing an area in Castaic in an attempt to find the suspect.
“The search has been called off,” said Lt. Doug Mohrhoff with the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
UPDATE 4:03 P.M.
Sheriff’s officials were on the lookout for an alleged purse snatcher who stole the bag from an unlocked car in the Walgreens parking lot on Newhall Ranch Road on Saturday.
“There was a theft from an unlocked vehicle in which a purse was taken,” said Lt. Doug Mohrhoff with the SCV Sheriff’s Station .
Sheriff’s officials contained an area in Castaic after a report that a person resembling the theft suspect was seen.
It is unknown if there was one or two suspects involved in the theft. No weapons were reported.
The initial theft was reported around 1:40 p.m.