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Posted on: June 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Please Help ID Suspect in Grocery Store Purse Thefts

Suspect in grocery store purse thefts. dark-haired female, 20-30 yeaars, 5Ɖ" to 5Ƌ" ta

Eugene Police Investigations is seeking the public’s help identifying a female suspect in multiple purse thefts from local grocery stores, including Trader Joes, 85 Oakway Center. Video Surveillance photos are attached.

For almost a year, EPD Property Crimes Unit detectives have been investigating the purse thefts. Immediately following each theft, the suspect traveled to several stores in the Eugene/Springfield area and used the stolen debit/credit cards to purchase merchandise and gift cards. The total amount of the fraudulent credit card transactions has been several thousands of dollars.

Most victims recall a female approaching and distracting them away from their shopping carts while the female or another suspect steals their purse. The suspect has been described as a dark-haired female, 20-30 years old, and approximately 5’3 to 5’5 tall.

If anyone has information about the woman in the photos ,please call Detective Ryan Underwood, 541.682.5141.

Case Numbers: 19-14467, 20-08109, 20-08167, and 20-08340.

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