Couple steals elderly woman’s groceries at Kroger, laugh as they walk away

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are searching for a Mid-South couple who stole an elderly woman's groceries, then laughed as they walked away.

Sylvia Crump purchased over $80 worth of groceries at Kroger at Poplar and Cleveland on Thursday afternoon.

As she walked out of the store she says she left her cart near a security guard and waited for her ride in the entry way.

"The security guard had to go to the restroom and I turned my back, and next thing I know, the grocery cart and everything was gone," she said.

When the manager and police reviewed the stores footage they saw a man add his grocery bags to Crump`s cart. A woman even followed his lead as they exchanged smiles.

"I had a few dollars left to pay my utility bills and that`s it," Crump said.

Crump says she is on a fixed income. She`s had many heath issues including cancer, causing her to lose her eye.

She says she tries to make it to the store when she can, but she just doesn't have much money to spend.

"It's the holidays, it's the only money I have for Christmas so hey, what am i going to do now?"

Luckily for her, Kroger gave her a $100 gift card to buy what she needs.

She says it will replace the tangible items but wants the thieves to know what they did is not right.

"You ain't going to be blessed. They're not going to be blessed. They got to repay for what they do. Whatever you do wrong, you shall repay it. Not now, later."

If you can help identify them, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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