Two women are suspected of stealing a purse from a car parked outside a church and using the victim's cards to spend more than $1,000 at a Kroger store and withdraw $9,300 from the victim's bank account. Gwinnett County Police Department
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Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

Cops: Women take $10K from Gwinnett victim after stealing purse 

Gwinnett County police are searching for two women who allegedly stole a purse and illegally used the credit and debit cards to get more than $10,000.

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The victim was working out at a church gym in Lawrenceville on May 28 and left the purse in her car. Someone smashed the car’s window and took the purse. Police valued the purse and its contents at $1,200. 

Within hours of the purse theft, one suspect used the victim’s credit card to spend more than $1,000 at two nearby Kroger stores, police said. The next day, the second suspect used the victim’s debit card to withdraw more than $9,300 from the victim’s bank account at an Alpharetta Wells Fargo branch, according to police. 

The suspect who used the victim’s card at the Kroger stores was described as a woman with short black hair. She was wearing a black tank top, white shorts and dark-colored flip flops. The suspect who withdrew money at the Wells Fargo branch was described as a woman with long straight brown hair and “crooked and/or gapped teeth.” 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Gwinnett detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.

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