Publix Theft Case CLOSED!

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, at approximately 2:33 p.m. a female suspect (pictured below) was observed on Publix security camera footage taking an elderly female’s shopping cart and then removing the victim’s purse.  Once the suspect removed the victim’s purse, she then placed it inside of a large tan in color purse/handbag and exited the store.


Earlier today Flagler Beach Detective Liz Williams obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect in this case Brenda Lynn Cranford. The arrest warrant was issued by the Honorable Judge Craig for Grand Theft on a victim over 65 years of age.  The bond for the arrest warrant was set at $5,000 and our case is now cleared and closed.  The arrest warrant will be served by Deputies at the St. Johns County Jail, where the suspect is in custody on similar charges.


The assistance of the public, the media and our Criminal Justice system partners in this case is greatly appreciated.  We sincerely appreciate everyone’s help in solving this crime!



Suspect – Brenda Lynn Cranford