Merced Police say these women are distracting shoppers and stealing their credit cards

Merced Police say to be aware of your surroundings when shopping, these two females have targeted several victims by stealing wallets from unattended shopping carts inside of several local Merced retail stores.

Officers say, one of the females will distract the victim with casual conversation, while distracted, the other female will steal the wallet from the victim’s purse.

Immediately following the theft of the wallet, the suspects go to other retail stores to make unauthorized purchases with the victim’s credit cards.

If you can identify these females please contact Officer Zazueta at 209-769-5482 or Officer Farmer at 209-769-6742.

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