MPD Warns of Local Wallet & Purse Thefts

Attention Women Shoppers: Please keep your purses / wallets secure while shopping.

This has been an ongoing problem, where the suspect, often a nicely dressed woman, will take the wallet out of an open purse in the shopping cart, and go on a shopping spree.

The pictured suspect swiped a wallet out of an open purse, and racked up $7,700 in under 20 minutes from the time of theft. The suspects are buying gift cards and other electronics, often through the self check out.

They work quickly and often are in tandem. Suspects are most likely from out of the area, but any tips, please let MPD know.

MPD Case 21-14062