MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — Police are searching for a thief accused of breaking into the car of a couple while they were attending a funeral in Midvale.

Lex Madsen and his wife were attending the funeral of a family friend on Sunday when someone smashed a window and made off with a purse inside.

Police say the suspect used a debit card to make purchases at two nearby markets, but a transaction at a Wal-Mart in Midvale failed to go through.

Investigators say security cameras recorded a woman taking the stolen purse into Wal-Mart and they hope the video will lead to an arrest.

Lex Madsen was forced to miss paying his respects to his friend at the graveside service because he had to talk to police and fill out reports about the theft.

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