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.