BRIDGEPORT - A disabled mother of six says someone stole her purse containing $5,000 from the ladies room of a Bridgeport grocery store.

Lakesha Stines, of Derby, says she accidentally left her purse in the bathroom while shopping at Food Basics.

She says when she realized, she went back but the purse was gone.

Stines says she had all that money because she had just cashed her tax refund check and was on her way to pay bills.

Stines says the store caught the woman who stole her purse on surveillance cameras, but police have not yet released the tapes.