Arlington Heights Police Seek Help Identifying Suspected Purse, Wallet Pickpocket Couple; Unlawful Credit Card Users

Arlington Heights police released surveillance images from the Starbucks at Arlington Heights Road and Lillian Avenue on Monday, March 20, 2017, showing two people, who they believe stole an 83-year-old woman’s wallet out of her purse.

Police believe Starbucks surveillance images from Thursday February 23, 2017 show the suspects entering the Starbucks after they removed the woman’s wallet from her purse, and before they used her credit card to make a large purchase at Starbucks.

Arlington Heights police received a report about 11:00 AM Thursday, February 23, 2017 of a theft at Trader Joe’s, 17 West Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that unknown offenders took the victim’s wallet from her purse, which had been placed in the upper portion of a shopping cart.

The wallet and its contents were valued at $175.00. The offender(s) then used the victim’s credit card a short time later to make purchases totaling $606.56 at Starbucks, 1802 North Arlington Heights Road.

The offenders were described as …

#1) a Hispanic Female, 5’2″ 140 LBS, wearing a headscarf, a tan coat, and black yoga pants, and

#2) a Hispanic Male, 6’3″ 250 LBS.

Both subjects spoke with a heavy accent and were described as having medium complexions, dark hair, and being 30-40 years old.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Thursday, February 23, 2017 between 10:55 AM and 10:59 AM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 0:04 (hours: minutes).

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of a theft at Trader Joe’s, 17 West Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL …

Citizens with information are urged to contact Arlington Heights police by phone at 847-590-7867 or by texting 847AHPD to 847411.




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Purse Wallet Pickpocket SuspectsStarbucks 1802 North Arlington Heights Road survillance image.

Starbucks 1802 North Arlington Heights Road survillance image.