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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Roseville police: Thieves targeting elderly grocery shoppers

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Roseville police: Thieves targeting elderly grocery shoppers
Roseville police: Thieves targeting elderly grocery shoppers
Jeannie Nguyen reports

PEOPLE ARE MORE COMFORTABLELEAVING THEIR HOMES THAT'SWHEN WE SEE A SPIKE IN CRIMESLIKE THIS.IN THE LAST FEW WEEKSSHOPPING CARTS LIKE THESE HAVEBEEN A HOT BED FOR CRIME INTHE CITY OF ROSEVILLEROSEVILLE POLICE OFFICERCARLOS CORTES LET SEVERALSUMMER OFFICERS REPORTED ASONE OF THE CALLS THAT GROCERYSTORES AROUND THE CITY WEREELDERLY VICTIMS HAVE BEEN HAVEBEEN TAKEN OFFICER CORTES SAYSAT LEAST 3 ELDERLY WOMEN HAVEBEEN THE VICTIMS OF THESETHAT'S WHILE GROCERY SHOPPINGTHERE'S A GROUP OF ABOUT 2 OR3.

SUSPECTS THIS TRACK DOWNTHE FEMALE VICTIM AS SOON ASTHE WALLETS ARE TAKEN POLICESAY THE SUSPECTS THEN COMMITADDITIONAL CRIMES SOON AFTERSOON AS THEY REMOVE THEIRWALLET THEIR OUT OF THE STORETHEY GO SOMEWHERE ELSE WHERETHEY CAN USE THAT CREDIT CARDOR CREDIT CARDS AND THEN THEYPURCHASE AS MUCH AS THEY CANWITH THE CREDIT CARDS AT THEMOMENT POLICE ARE STILLCOLLECTING EVIDENCE TO NARROWIN ON THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLEFOR THESE CRIMES THEY BELIEVETHE MOST RECENT CASES INVOLVE2 MEN AND A WOMAN WORKINGTOGETHER RECENTLY POLICE SAYTHEY'VE SEEN A SPIKE IN THESTEPS AND THEY BELIEVE IT'SBECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STARTING TOFEEL MORE COMFORTABLE LEAVINGTHEIR HOMES MORE PEOPLE INDOWN RIGHT HAVE THEM.IT'S MORE PEOPLE AREALREADY VACCINATED OR HEADINGOUT IT'S PROBABLY FREEZE ALITTLE BIT PEOPLE ARE GOING TOBE OFF ABOUT POLICE URGERESIDENTS TO KEEP THEIRBELONGINGS CLOSE TO THEM ATALL TIMES AND AVOID LEAVINGVALUABLES UNATTENDED, THEY SAYIT WILL ONLY BE A MATTER OFTIME BEFORE THE SUSPECTS ARECAUGHT WHEREVER USE THATCREDIT CARD.YOUR PICTURE IS GOING TOCOME OUT SO WE WILL APPREHEND

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