Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Miami-Dade Police looking for a serial thief who targets unsuspecting women at Falls Shopping Center

From the Random Pixels Crime Desk...

Miami-Dade Police are looking for a particularly brazen female serial thief who has stolen purses from unsuspecting women at several restaurants at the Falls Shopping Center. They believe the woman is responsible for thefts dating as far back as Aug. 2011.

Now, there's a clear video of the subject and cops are hoping someone recognizes her and gives them a call.

Friday, August 19, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 30, 2011, at 9:05 p.m.

Friday, January 13, 2012, at 8:15 p.m.

Monday, March, 12, 2012, at 8:20 p.m.

Monday, April 23, 2012, at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, December 14, 2012, at 8:15 p.m.

ADDRESS OF OCCURRENCE: Several restaurants (P.F. Chang's, Outback Steakhouse and B.J.'s Restaurant & Brewhouse) located in/near the Falls Shopping Center located at 8888 S.W 136th Street.

VICTIM(S): Not Available



SUBJECT(S): Unknown female

NAME: Unknown



The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) is investigating a subject that is responsible for the theft of at least 6 purses between August 19, 2011, and December 14, 2012. In each case, the modus operandi remains consistent.

The subject enters a restaurant and targets an unsuspecting female victim who has placed her purse on the back of her chair or underneath the bar. Once the victim is distracted, the subject steals the victim’s purse and quickly exits the restaurant. The subject has stolen thousands of dollars from the victims and is known to use their credit cards for purchases in the area.

MDPD has obtained surveillance video that captures the image of the subject. Investigators are seeking the assistance of the community in identifying and/or locating this individual.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers

(305) 471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477

Visit crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”

Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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