|Published:||Apr 30, 2010 6:02 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 30, 2010 6:02 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla. - The Naples Police Department is asking for the public's help as they try to identify a female suspect who's captured on surveillance footage trying to use a debit card that was stolen from a 77-year-old woman.
The case unfolded as the elderly victim was shopping in a Publix supermarket in Naples on March 10, 2010.
Police say, "The victim was approached by a black male who asked her to read a product label for him. He claimed he had forgotten his glasses and couldn't make out the words. A review of surveillance video shows a second black male standing behind the victim while she was distracted. Immediately after the black male left she noticed her purse had been unzipped and her wallet had been removed.
"The video also shows the two black males meeting up shortly afterwards and walking out of the view of the camera."
The woman, who is being sought by police, is described as young, possibly white or Hispanic. Police believe she was driving a Pontiac.
She can be seen on video making several attempts to use the card, but the woman was unsuccessful in accessing the account.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Naples Police Department at (239) 213-4822 or if you prefer to remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS(8477).