Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – While grocery shopping, a woman’s wallet was stolen out of her purse when she became distracted, and now police are seeking the identity of suspects caught on surveillance camera. On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 around 5:30 p.m., an officer responded to Kroger, located at 401 S. Mt. Juliet Road, to investigate a theft of a wallet.
The investigation revealed that a female victim was distracted by a man, who assisted her with loading water into her shopping cart. During the distraction, it is believed that another suspect stole the victim’s wallet from her purse. Shortly after the theft, the suspects went to a nearby Target and charged nearly $1,500.00 on the victim’s credit card.
Investigators tracked down surveillance images of a male and female suspect, who are believed to be responsible for this crime. Detectives hope someone in the community may have information about the suspects. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website athttp://www.mjpd.org .