Wallet Lifted From Purse During Lunch at Portillo’s on West Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights police received a report Wednesday, January 2, 2013 of a theft at Portillo’s, 806 West Dundee Road. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders removed a black GiGi Hill Dynasty wallet (valued at $50) from the purse hanging on the back of a restaurant chair. By the time the theft was discovered the offender(s) had attempted to charge over $5,000 at two different stores. The wallet contained a driver’s license, $45 cash, several credit/debit cards and gift cards.

The victim became aware of the crime about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday when her credit card company called her to notify her that attempts of $2500 each were made at the Target store in Arlington Heights and the Target store in Palatine.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 between 1:00 p.m and 1:30 p.m. while the victim was eating lunch.

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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