The boy's mother was in the store for only about a minute. When she came out, she found a man fighting with her son.
Once the man got the purse, he gave it to a nearby accomplice.
The tandem took off on Beach Boulevard in a white Honda Accord.
The suspect who stole the purse is described as a white male in his 30s with severe acne scars.
Anyone with information is asked to call the /*Orange County Sheriff's Department*/ at (866) TIP-OCSD.