Women Steal Customers' Valuables at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods: Police

Two women accused of stealing customers' valuables at grocery stores in West Hartford are being sought after by police. 

The two suspects allegedly stole a purse from an customer at Trader Joe's on New Britain Ave on Jan. 17, West Hartford police said.

The same women then went across the street to the Westfarms Mall and tried to use the victim's credit card to make a purchase sometime around 3:30 p.m., according to police. 

On Feb. 25, police believe one of the women involved in the original theft stole a wallet at Whole Foods at Bishop's Corner. Again, she went to the Westfarms Mall and used the stolen credit cards at the Apple Store and Macy's, according to police.

The cases remain under investigation. 

West Hartford Police would like to remind people to keep valuables with them at all times. They say it's common for thieves to look for unattended items in shopping carts and take them when the owner's backs are turning.

Anyone who has any information regarding these cases are asked to call investigating officers at (860) 523-5203 or (860) 570-8999 x87364.

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