Theft of Wallet from Purse at Corner Bakery, Arlington Heights: Then Credit Card, Debit Card Use Over $5,000

Arlington Heights police received a report Saturday afternoon of a wallet from a purse at Corner Bakery, 470 East Rand Road. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders removed a wallet from a purse hanging on the back of a chair. The purse was out of the owner’s view. The wallet is described as bright pink and contained credit cards and debit cards, cash, and a driver’s license. The offender used the credit cards and debit cards to complete several transactions in Wheeling and Buffalo Grove for a total loss of over $5,000.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Saturday, January 21st, 2012 between 12:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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