Pickpockets from downtown use stolen credit cards in Southeast
According to the Portland Police Bureau, on Tuesday, May 19, at 1:20 p.m., a 78-year-old female had her wallet stolen from inside her purse while shopping at a grocery store in the 2300 block of West Burnside Street. The victim did not realize her wallet had been stolen until she went to pay for her groceries at the checkout line. With the help of store surveillance, a video was captured of a male suspect distracting the victim, while a female suspect took the victim's wallet from her purse. The two suspects departed the store, getting inside a small white SUV driven by a different female suspect.The suspects then drove to another grocery store in Inner Southeast Portland on the 3100 block of S.E. Powell Boulevard, where they fraudulently used the victim's credit cards. Surveillance video of the crime can be seen at this link – youtu.be/gM5dC62Oauc The Portland Police ask, if you know the identity of any of these suspects, that you please contact Sergeant Pete McConnell at 503/793-4468.
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