Clearwater Pick-Pocket

Clearwater Pick-Pocket “Hugs” Her Elderly Victims, Police Seeking To Identify

CLEARWATER, FL. – Clearwater Police economic crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a woman who uses a variety of ruses to steal from elderly men.

Five cases occurred in Pinellas County during the month of October – two in Clearwater, two in St. Petersburg, and one in Dunedin.

Police say that in each case, the woman approaches elderly men outside commercial establishments and acts as if she knows them.

Clearwater Police Detectives Seek Public's Help To Identify Suspect Who Preys On Elderly
Source: Clearwater PD

As she talks to them and in some cases hugs them, she helps herself to their valuables.

In the two Clearwater cases, credit cards were stolen from the victims and then used at local businesses in fraudulent transactions. One case occurred outside a Publix and the other outside a Lowe’s.

The suspect is a white female, in her 40s or 50s, with short blonde hair, about 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weighs about 130 pounds.

Anyone with information on her identity should call Clearwater Police at 727-562-4242.

Clearwater Police Detectives Seek Public's Help To Identify Suspect Who Preys On Elderly
Source: Clearwater PD

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