Shreveport police are looking for the person who stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from a local business Thursday afternoon.

Just before 4 p.m., patrol officers were called to the Fancy Pantz and Moore Resale Boutique in the 6500 block of Line Avenue. It was reported that a man, dressed as a woman, entered the store, took several expensive purses from the shelves and left without paying.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5'6" tall and weighing 140-150 pounds. He was last seen getting into a gold-colored, older-model Mitsibishi sedan with a temporary registration tag.

Police say the man's actions were caught on surveillance video, which they're hoping will help lead them to the suspect's identify. Anyone with information that can help in the meantime is urged to call Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.