Crime

Sarasota detectives seeking woman who stole wallet, used credit cards

Detectives need help in locating a woman they say stole someone's wallet and then used the victim's credit cards, according to the Sarasota Police Department.

On Sept. 27, the suspect took the wallet from a woman's purse while inside Bounce Down Under at 935 N. Beneva Road in Sarasota, according to a news release. Later she used the victim's credit cards at two local Walmart stores.

Video surveillance from one of the Walmart stores shows the suspect walking in the front door, buying baby items and then leaving. She is described to be a white woman in her 30's with light brown hair and either a mark or tattoo on her upper left arm. She was seen wearing a white tank top.

Anyone with information can call Sarasota Police Detective Dwayne Shellhammer at 941-954-7014 or Crime Stoppers at 941-366-TIPS (8477) to leave an anonymous tip or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

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