Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A female patron having dinner at a local restaurant became a theft victim after someone snatched her wallet from her purse while she ate. On July 11, 2014 around 5:00 p.m. a 54-year-old female sat down with her husband to have dinner at Cracker Barrel, located at 355 S. Mt. Juliet Road. While having dinner, someone stole her wallet from her purse as it hung on the back of her chair. A witness later reported that they saw a white female reach into the victim’s purse.
Prior to cancelling her credit cards, the victim noticed fraudulent charges on her accounts. Mt. Juliet Police investigators followed up with the case, and they were able to obtain surveillance footage of the female suspect attempting to use the victim’s credit cards at Walgreens in Hermitage and Kroger in Mt. Juliet. Investigators hope someone in the community will recognize the thief from the surveillance images so she can be apprehended.
This crime is a reminder to all who carry purses, and purses should always be kept in sight and closed. In addition, it is believed that this female suspect is the same person committing similar crimes in other Middle-Tennessee communities by using the same method and taking wallets out of purses when the victim is distracted or inattentive.