Vestavia Police searching for credit card thieves

VESTAVIA HILLS (WBRC) - Shoppers beware. Vestavia Hills Police are searching for three people suspected of stealing credit cards.

Last week a woman was distracted by a man while her credit card was stolen from the Walmart grocery store on Highway 31 in Vestavia Hills.

"Lady was shopping. Got up the register and her wallet was gone," Sgt. Chuck Nagel said. He says shoppers often become careless during a busy shopping season.

Authorities say the suspects went to a different Walmart on Highway 150 and made about $6,000 in purchases of laptop computers. Later, two of the suspects were caught on camera at the CVS Pharmacy in Riverchase. The pair tried to buy about $600 in gift cards but the pharmacy demanded identification.

A third suspect is believed to be driving a red 2009 Fusion car.

"If somebody recognizes these people it would be a big help. Just give me a name. If I can put a name to them. I can take it from there," Nagel said.

As for advice to shoppers: "Be aware of your surroundings. Be aware of your purse. Never leave it unattended. Don't leave it open. Carry only the credit cards you need."

If anyone has any information about the alleged thieves contact the police department at 205-823-5311.

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