Criminal duo sought in Lee County
FOX 4 Staff
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NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Surveillance cameras captured a criminal duo sought for stealing a woman's purse at the North Fort Myers WalMart on Pine Island Road last Sunday.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking the public to help identify the duo.
According to detectives the victim loaded her purchases shortly after 7 p.m., leaving her purse inside her vehicle for roughly 10 seconds while she returned her cart to the collection area.
When she returned to her car she realized that her purse, which contained checks, cash, credit cards and personal ID, had been stolen. She immediately contacted her bank to cancel her cards but it was too late. A charge of more than $500 was made within minutes of the theft at the CVS store directly across the street.
Video from both the WalMart and CVS show the suspects. One video shows the duo racing to the victim's car and grabbing the purse then speeding off in a dark colored, older model Ford Taurus.
Once across the street in the CVS, one purchased a $500 Visa gift card.
Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the two women in the photos are asking to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).