CUYAHOGA FALLS — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a theft from elderly investigation.

According to a police report, a 69-year-old Akron woman reported an unknown woman stole her purse after she inadvertently left it in a shopping cart at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet during the afternoon Jan. 4. The purse contained credit cards, a checkbook and about $60 in cash, with the total value of the theft about $260.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Detective Joseph Bitong at 330-971-8334 or the confidential Cuyahoga Falls Crime Fighter Tip Line at 330-971-TIPS (8477).

Reporter Jeff Saunders can be reached at 330-541-9431, jsaunders@recordpub.com or @JeffSaunders_RP.