News Story

 

Thousand Oaks Investigators Seek to Identify Wallet Thieves
1/27/2015 2:48:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Public's Help Needed to Identify Wallet Thieves Targeting Women

Report Number:

14-29220, 15-941, 15-1265

Location:

Ventura and Los Angeles Counties

Date & Time:

Dec 2014- Jan 2015

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Investigations

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

Unk

Unk

 

Unk

Unk

25-30

25-30

Narrative:

 

Since December 2014, there have been several incidents where women have been victimized by two suspects who have been stealing wallets from purses. The two suspects work as a team to distract the victims who are shopping inside stores. The suspects have been able to remove the victims' wallets from their purses without being seen by the victims.  Typically, the victims' purses had been placed in the shopping cart, providing the suspects easier access.

 

The suspects have then used the victim's credit cards to make various purchases, which have totaled over $10,000. The thefts and charges occurred in various cities throughout Ventura and Northern Los Angeles Counties. It is believed the same suspects are responsible for the crimes.

  

We are asking for the public's help in identifying one of the suspects seen in the attached photo and surveillance video, which were taken from one of the recent crimes.

 

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AND PHOTO OF A SUSPECT IS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING/DOWNLOAD AT http://goo.gl/VPYarj

 

Anyone with information on the crimes or the below pictured suspects is urged to call Detective Gregg Delarosa at (805) 494-8225 or Gregg.delarosa@Ventura.org

 

Prepared by:

Detective Gregg Delarosa #3762

 

Media Release Date:

01/26/2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Jason Robarts (805) 947-8108

 

Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann

 







 

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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