Recently there has been some thefts of wallets from purses. The thefts seem to be taking place in local restaurants when attention is turned away from the purse and it is left hanging on the back of chair or stool. Often the theft is not noticed until after the thieves have already made purchases with credit or debit cards.
Please remember to keep your purse not only close to you but within your direct line of sight at all times; it only takes a matter of a few seconds for someone to reach into your purse and take your wallet or other items. Leaving a purse hanging on the back of a chair, in the shopping cart while looking away at items to purchase or anywhere that has you take your eyes off of it is asking to be the victim of this type of crime.
In the recent incidents the following general descriptions were given of possible suspects:
1.) Black male, 6'2", 220 - 250lbs and wearing a large diamond earring.
2.) Black female, petite and wearing "Dollar Sign" earrings.
3.) Black female, petite and last seen wearing a knit hat.