St. Pete police: Pair steals purse with gun inside

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Police in St. Petersburg are searching for a pair that was caught on camera stealing a purse with a gun inside.

Security video from outside Grassroots Kava House showed a woman grabbing a white purse from underneath a table around 9:15 p.m. Sunday, while the man with her stood by and watched.

Investigators said the victim was a short distance away taking a phone call when the purse was stolen.

"To make matters more serious, there was a gun inside the purse," police said in their Facebook post.

Anyone with information on the theft is urged to call St. Pete police at 727-893-7780 or text an anonymous tip to TIP-411.