El Dorado County Sheriff's Office Alert -  Pickpocketing Ring Active

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 19, 2016 / comments

Pickpockets active in Cameron Park.  The unsuspecting women were shopping at Cameron Park area grocery stores and had placed their purses in the top portion of their grocery carts. The women claim they had briefly stepped away from their grocery carts while shopping.  The culprits appear to be part of a crime ring out of the Sacramento area. They use multiple vehicles during the crimes which are typically leased from rental companies under false names.

Via EDSO: "Last Thursday, 02-11-16, El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputies took multiple reports of wallets being stolen out of ladies purses. The unsuspecting women were shopping at Cameron Park area grocery stores and had placed their purses in the top portion of their grocery carts. The women claim they had briefly stepped away from their grocery carts while shopping and were not aware of anyone near them or the grocery carts.

"The following surveilance photos show the suspects using the victims credit cards literally within minutes of stealing them. The suspects purposly went to the nearest stores and attempted to purchase high dollar amount, Visa type, gift cards.

"The culprits appear to be part of a crime ring out of the Sacramento area whose focus is on stealing credit cards and using them to purchase the gift cards before the victim's can get their credit cards cancelled. They use multiple vehicles during the crimes which are typically leased from rental companies under false names.

"If anyone sees subjects matching these suspect's descriptions in and around grocery stores or shopping centers in the El Dorado Hills or Cameron Park area please call EDSO Dispatch at (530) 621-6000... Reference case number 16-1332

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