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14-046 Detectives Seek Public’s Help To Identify Credit Card Fraud/Identity Theft Suspects In Seminole

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Economic Crimes Unit 

What:
Detectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two credit card fraud/identity theft suspects from Seminole.

When:
The first theft occurred on Saturday, February 1, 2014 between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and the second theft occurred on Sunday, February 2, 2014 between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Where:
The first theft occurred at the Aldi grocery store located at 24756 US Highway 19 North in Clearwater and the second theft occurred at the Aldi grocery store located at 7777 Seminole Blvd. in Seminole.

Why/How:
Pinellas County detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two credit card fraud/identity theft suspects from Seminole.

According to detectives the two suspects enter grocery stores and look for opportune times to remove wallets from opened purses left on the upper carrier of grocery carts or being carried by unsuspecting shoppers that are momentarily pre-occupied. Suspect #1 will remove wallets from the shoppers while suspect #2 acts as a lookout.

The first theft occurred on Saturday, February 1, 2014 between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Aldi grocery store located at 24756 US Highway 19 North in Clearwater.

The second theft occurred on Sunday, February 2, 2014 between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Aldi grocery store located at 7777 Seminole Blvd. in Seminole.

Suspect #1 is described as a black female in her mid 30’s, 5’05” to 5’09”, approximately 150lbs. with black shoulder length straight hair. She was last seen wearing a light colored sweater with horizontal stripes and a dark colored shirt underneath and yellow slacks.

Suspect #2 is described as a black female in her mid 30’s, 5’2” to 5’5”, approximately 160 to 180lbs. She was last seen wearing her hair pulled back in a ponytail with sunglasses on her head, a red and white checkered/plaid short sleeve shirt, jeans, tennis shoes and a watch on her left wrist. Suspect #2 walks with a limp.

The two suspects have been seen driving in a newer model silver Chrysler mini-van with Suspect #1 as the driver.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information on these thefts is asked to contact Detective J. Cangemi of the Economic Crimes Unit at (727) 582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.

Attached are surveillance photos of the two suspects.

Suspect 1 Photo 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspect 1 Photo 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspect 2 Photo 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspect 2 Photo 2

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