Wallet heist nets big take

January 18, 2012

A stolen wallet led to a $4,600 crime spree Saturday and San Luis Obispo police are seeking a man and woman suspected of the theft.

According to officers, the pair removed a wallet from the purse of a shopper at Costco, who did not realize the wallet was missing until she went to check out. At about that time, the victim’s credit card company notified her that a purchase of $2,800 had just been made at Target.

After that, police said, the suspects entered an Apple retail store and charged $1,800 in merchandise.

Similar cases have been reported during the past two years, said authorities, who are looking for connections.

The suspects are described as a white female or light-skinned Hispanic woman, 30 to 35 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. Her male companion is white or light-skinned Hispanic, 30 to 35 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call San Luis Obispo police at 781-7317.

The suspect is on the left in the green shirt

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What about all these facial recognition programs used on TV cop shows? Just a myth?

Those are good pics, just make them bigger and splash them all over the local news. Somebody will recognize them.

I can’t wait until they get caught. Going to jail for about 5 years over $5,000.

Only good thing about criminals is how stupid they almost always are.

Funny, doesn’t look like Adam Hill

Photos are too small….

Agreed. I went to the SLOPD website, thinking they would have some better pix. But, either I did not spend enough time looking or they don’t have any.

This incident brings to mind, this crime left unsolved, the credit card company will eat the costs for this. When ever I see CC companies increase fees or their 18% interest rates, I try to remember that I get this protection. And if I use my card responsibly, I won’t incur their expensive charges.