Crew of Female Crooks Behind Wallet Thefts: Coral Springs Police

Friday, Dec 13, 2013  |  Updated 2:30 PM EDT
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Some of the suspects in the Coral Springs distraction thefts.

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Coral Springs Police are looking for a crew of women behind a series of distraction thefts that have netted them thousands of dollars in merchandise.

The first incident happened back on August 15 when an 85-year-old woman had her wallet stolen at the WalMart at 3801 Turtle Creek Drive, police said. The suspect who took the wallet bought $133 in merchandise at the same store then tried to make a $400 purchase at a Target.


In the second incident, a 78-year-old woman had her wallet stolen at a WalMart in Coconut Creek. Her cards were later used to make a $540 purchase at Target.

On Oct. 2, another elderly woman had her wallet stolen at a Coconut Creek Walmart, and her card was used to make $665 in purchases, police said.


And on Nov. 18, a woman had her wallet stolen while she was shopping at Toys 'R' Us. Her card was used to make a $1,435 purchase at Toys 'R' Us and a Target purchase of $2,227, police said. Her information was also used to open an eBay account and make a gift card purchase.

Police released photos of the suspects and are asking for the public's help in catching them. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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