Mount Pleasant Police want to know if anyone recognizes the suspects in the photos attached to this story.
According to police reports, officers responded at 7:18 pm on April 23 to a report of a possibly stolen purse at the Hobby Lobby on Washington Avenue. The victim told officers there were three credit cards, her driver's license and $150 in cash in her wallet. She said she she cancelled her credit cards and was given instructions to let the MPPD know if any of the cards were used.
The victim called back and reported that one of her cards was used at for a purchase totaling $303.23 just 20 minutes after she noticed her purse was missing.
Security at Walmart provided video footage to police and investigators were able to pull these photos and compile descriptions of the suspects:
- One white male wearing blue jeans, grey sweatshirt and black baseball cap
- One white female wearing sweatpants, a maroon sweatshirt, long curly hair
Lt. Scott Geyer of the Mount Pleasant Police Department said the male suspect allegedly tried to use one credit card, but it was declined. The female suspect used a different card and can be seen in the video swiping the card through the reader and signing the electronic pad.
Later that same day, officers were called to Pick-n-Save on Highway 31 because a purse was found in a trash can at the north entrance. Inside were the victim's three credit cards and her driver's license. The $150 cash was gone. Video from the grocery store shows a silver, late model Toyota Corolla drive up, the male suspect walking to the garbage can and then getting in the car to drive away.
"We're hoping that the more people see these photos, the faster we can identify the suspects and pick them up for questioning," Geyer said.
Anyone with information about these crimes can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (262)636-9330, via email through the website www.racine.crimestoppersweb.com or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing in RACS with your text message. Tips leading to arrest could mean a reward.