Roseville Police Searching for Two Wallet Thieves

ROSEVILLE -- The Roseville Police Department is trying to track down two women who have stolen wallets from people at several stores across Roseville.

They say many of those stores are in an area near Roseville Square off Douglas and Harding boulevards.

"Their method is they are looking for shoppers who their attention is diverted somewhere else. Maybe on the shopping aisle or looking at a product and then they work together to distract and then take someone's wallet," said Rob Baquera with the Roseville Police Department.

So far, police have received at least five reports. All the incidents so far have occurred at a grocery store. They have not released exactly which stores have been hit because it could interfere with their investigation.

The two women are believed to be in their 20s or 30s.

They were seen driving off in a dark grey Infinity G Series with a sunroof and no front license plate.

"So awareness is the number one thing to work on. Always look at your surroundings. If you can, downsize your wallet so you can fit all of your personal property into your pocket or something that you can wear on your body, but don't leave your purse in your shopping cart or leave it unattended," Baquera said.

Baquera also suggests keeping a record of everything that's in your wallet.

These reminders are important all year but police told FOX40 they expect these to see more of these crimes as we head into the holiday season. They say there is a 25 percent increase in these types of crimes during the holidays.

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