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Theft at Bristol Farms: Have You Seen This Woman?

Police have released the photo of a woman who allegedly stole a wallet out of a shopping cart at Bristol Farms in May.

The wallet of 79-year-old shopper was allegedly stolen when she left her purse in the baby seat of a shopping cart around 2:15 p.m. May 26 at , report .

The suspect attempted to make a purchase and a cash ATM withdrawal, but failed. The suspect did, however, successfully use the victim’s credit card at Target in Alhambra, according to a police report released Thursday.

The surveillance video at Bristol Farms shows the suspect near the victim, but does not show the suspect taking her wallet, police report.

The suspect is described as a white female aged 20- to 30-years old with long black hair, wearing a yellow shirt, pink jacket, blue pants sunglasses and holding a black shoulder purse.

See the above photo and crime bulletin for more details.

If you have any information on this crime, please contact South Pas detectives at 626-403-7280 or Detectives@ci.south-pasadena.ca.us.

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Mary R June 22, 2012 at 01:48 PM
If it doesn;t show her taking a wallet do you think it is appropriate to circulate her photo to the general public?
Jim Valencia June 22, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Mry R., it is appropiate whe the police have identified the person as a suspect through their investigation. We would not capriciously name someone as a suspect and air thier photo if we were not sure. In this case, the same women in the Bristol Farm's video was seen in another store video using the suspect's stolen credit card. This photo just happens to be the best one available. The PD will continue to submit photos to the Patch of unidentified suspects in the hope that the public will help us identify them. I hope this answers your question. SPPD Det. Sgt. Jim Valencia
Ron Rosen June 23, 2012 at 11:18 PM
A friend of mine who works in a grocery store told me that she sees women leave their purses unattended in shopping carts many times every day. This should be a lesson. You must be vigilant at all times.

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