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Police seek 2 women suspected of stealing from purses

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Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department
Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department
Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department
Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Police are asking the public's help in identifying two women who are suspected of stealing several credit cards from women's purses, then purchasing thousands of dollars of merchandise with them.

"From what we are gathering, these subjects have gone into different places out in the county, to visit these establishments. They were able to gain access to the employees' purses," says Captain David Knipes with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

According to a news release from Myrtle Beach Police, the suspects went into several nursing homes on February 22, posing as people interested in the facilities. They then stole credit cards and identification from the unattended purses of the female employees, according to the release. The suspects also stole credit cards and identification from the unattended purses of employees at a local merchant.

"They've been using these stolen credit cards to go around to different businesses and acquire thousands of dollars in merchandise," says Capt. Knipes.

According to police, the women used the cards to purchase Apple products at CityMac and Best Buy.

One victim told Myrtle Beach Police that the suspects had charged over $11,000 to her various credit and bank cards at stores including CityMac, Best Buy, Kay Jewelers, and Krispy Kreme.

"The thing we want to remind people is, not only in your cars, but also in your homes and in your business, keep your purses as secured as you can," says Capt. Knipes. He adds, "lock it up at work or put it someplace where it isn't easily accessible to people."

Myrtle Beach Police are asking anyone with information that could help identify these women to call the MBPD at 843-918-1382 or 843-918-1975 and use case reference number 13-002749.

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