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Thieves targeting briefly unattended purses

Recognize these crooks? Cash reward for information

Post Date:11/30/2017 11:00 AM

 

 

 

 

Detectives in Franklin want to identify these three suspects, wanted for stealing a woman’s wallet from her purse at the Cool Springs Panera on November 26. Within an hour the trio used the victim’s stolen credit cards to purchase more than $6,000 in merchandise at the CoolSprings Galleria.

A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for
information that leads to their identity and arrest.
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000, or click to submit an anonymous eTip.

With the Christmas shopping season upon us, these types of crimes will increase. Ladies: you can avoid becoming a victim by never leaving your purse unattended – not even for a moment. Thieves, like this, look for quick opportunities where purses are briefly left behind. Crooks often strike when you go to refill your drink, or when you take your eyes off of your purse in a shopping cart to reach for something on a store shelf.

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