It didn't take long for the thief to swipe the credit card straight from a shopper's purse at Bristol Farms, and not much longer to charge a MacBook computer several towns away.
And fill up with gas in between.
South Pasadena Police say the victim was shopping at the market about 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 when she left her purse in a shopping cart to browse another section. An unidentified woman snatched the shopper's credit card and within two hours had purchased gas from Chevron and bought electrontics from Best Buy in West Hollywood.
The suspect is described as 30-40 years, 5-feet tall, thin build, brown hair, wearing a black shirt, with a gray and white shawl, torn blue jeans around the thigh area, black boots and a blue denim colored cap.
A surveillance camera image from Best Buy is attached to this article.
Police ask if you have any information to please contact Detectives at 626-403-7280.