Vestavia Police searching for credit card thieves

VESTAVIA,AL (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 and her credit card were 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 with the Vestavia Hills Police Dept. said. Sgt. Nagel says shoppers get careless during a busy shopping season.

Nagel says the suspects went to the WalMart on 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 guards 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 advise to shoppers. "Be aware of your surrounding. Be aware of your purse. Never leave it unattached. Don't leave it open. Carry only the credit cards you need."  Nagel said. If anyone has any information about the alleged thieves contact the police department at 823-5311

   Shoppers beware. Vestavia Hills police are searching for three people suspected of stealing credit cards. Last week a woman was distracted by a man and her credit card were 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 with the Vestavia Hills Police Dept. said. Sgt. Nagel says shoppers get careless during a busy shopping season.

Nagel says the suspects went to the WalMart on 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 guards 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 advise to shoppers. "Be aware of your surrounding. Be aware of your purse. Never leave it unattached. Don't leave it open. Carry only the credit cards you need."  Nagel said. If anyone has any information about the alleged thieves contact the police department at 823-5311

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