Pickpocket/Purse Snatcher Team Caught Near FedEx After Alleged Theft at Burlington Coat Factory on West Rand Rd, Arlington Heights


Apparent theft suspect arrested after a reported pickpocket/purse theft at Burlington Coat Factory on Rand Road west of Arlington Heights Road.

Arlington Heights police responded about 3:42 PM Tuesday to a report of a theft that just occurred at Burlington Coat Factory, 30 West Rand Road. Police received a report that two females took items from a shopper’s purse. When the victim approached the two females, a third male subject pushed the victim, and the three offenders fled.

The offenders were described as (#1) a male/black wearing a black leather coat (#2) a female/black wearing an all pink jogging outfit carrying a large black purse, and (#3) a female/black wearing a gray sweater — also carrying a purse.

All three subjects ran behind FedEx (former FedEx Kinkos) and behind a dumpster in the rear parking lot. The female in the pink jogging suit emptied her bag behind the dumpster. A black Hyundai getaway car pulled to the front of the FedEx to pickup the subjects. No description available on the driver.

Police corner the suspects in the black Hyundai just as the suspects attempted to get away. Police immediately checked the back of the FedEx for store items or other items. Police announced four subjects in custody about 3:45 p.m. While responding, police received excellent, detailed updates from a witness about the location and actions of the suspects.

Police investigated a second vehicle left running unattended behind the FedEx — apparently not connected.

Two female/adults and two male/adults were transported in custody to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters.

Police towed the suspect’s black Hyundai Electra to a police holding area at police headquarters for investigation.


Female suspect arrested after a reported pickpocket/purse theft at Burlington Coat Factory on Rand Road west of Arlington Heights Road.



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