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Women stole 75-year-old’s wallet, then bought electronics: St. Petersburg police

The two women spent $5,000 on electronics and gift cards and then tried to make a purchase at another store, but the credit cards were declined.
St. Petersburg police are searching for two women who they say robbed a 75-year-old woman earlier this month, then tried used her stolen credit cards to buy electronics and gift cards. [St. Petersburg Police Department]
St. Petersburg police are searching for two women who they say robbed a 75-year-old woman earlier this month, then tried used her stolen credit cards to buy electronics and gift cards. [St. Petersburg Police Department]
Published Nov. 29
Updated Nov. 29

St. Petersburg police are searching for two women who they say robbed a 75-year-old woman earlier this month, then used her credit cards to buy electronics and gift cards.

According to police, the women stole the woman’s wallet as she shopped for groceries on Nov. 15. Within half an hour, they went to another store and purchased $5,000 in electronics and gift cards.

The women tried to make a purchase at another store, officers said, but the victim’s cards were declined.

Police released surveillance photos of the women, as well as the dark gray SUV they drove in.

Police ask that anyone who knows the women or has information about the case to call (727) 893-7780.

St. Petersburg police are searching for two women who they say robbed a 75-year-old woman as she shopped for groceries, then used her stolen credit cards to buy electronics and gift cards. [St. Petersburg Police Department]
St. Petersburg police are searching for two women who they say robbed a 75-year-old woman as she shopped for groceries, then used her stolen credit cards to buy electronics and gift cards. [St. Petersburg Police Department]
St. Petersburg police are searching for two women who they say robbed a 75-year-old woman as she shopped for groceries, then used her stolen credit cards to buy electronics and gift cards. [St. Petersburg Police Department]
St. Petersburg police are searching for two women who they say robbed a 75-year-old woman as she shopped for groceries, then used her stolen credit cards to buy electronics and gift cards. [St. Petersburg Police Department]

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