“When he picked it up to take it inside the store here, that's when the crooks moved in,” Jones said.
Surveillance video captured the 54-year-old man as he stepped away from his car to take the purse inside. Within seconds, a man can be seen jumping from the back of the Lexus and into the victim’s car, stealing a wallet and iPhone.
Harold Byrd told WSBTV.com that he rents his basement apartment to the victim in the video.
“He thought he was being a good Samaritan by taking this handbag to a store clerk, thinking someone had dropped it at the gas station off Senoia Road. But the store’s surveillance video shows something different,” Byrd said.