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Pinellas detectives search for women who used stolen credit cards

CLEARWATER — Robbery detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office are asking the public to help identify two women accused of using stolen credit cards that were snatched from an elderly woman.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a person wearing a skeleton mask and dark clothing stole the woman's purse about 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in front of a home at 2400 Winding Creek Blvd. in Clearwater.

Immediately after the robbery, two women used cards that were in the woman's purse to make purchases at the Walmart at 35404 U.S. 19 N in Palm Harbor.

One woman is described as black, 15 to 20 years old, wearing jeans and a red T-shirt with a "wings" design. The second woman is described as black, 18 to 25 years old, wearing a black T-shirt with a unique design and jeans.

The investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

How to help

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about the women or the robbery to call Detective Nick Bedy of the robbery/homicide unit at (727) 582-6200. Or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-8477.

Pinellas detectives search for women who used stolen credit cards 12/23/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 10:25pm]
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