The Dunwoody Police Department is searching for two men accused of targeting the elderly in a string of recent thefts around metro Atlanta.
Herbert Lewis and Clinton Stone have allegedly been at work since last year, distracting victims and taking their wallets or purses, police said in a news release.
“In almost every case, the suspects then use the stolen credit cards to make purchases worth hundreds of dollars,” Dunwoody police spokesman Mark Stevens said. “The victims are targeted solely because of their age and, in some cases, their health.”
The department released a video of one case in which the suspects are allegedly shown stealing from a 67-year-old disabled veteran in a gas station. One distracts the victim by helping him get a drink from the cooler, while the other sneaks up behind and steals the vet’s wallet.
The suspects are charged with elder exploitation and theft.
Anybody with information on their whereabouts was asked to contact detective A. Stallings at Anthony.email@example.com or at 678-382-6921. Anonymous tips are also accepted at www.dunwoodypolice.com.
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