Wednesday, June 13, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Sherita Reece and Shawn Rucker are wanted for alleging stealing the wallets of elderly women.
According to a WGN 9 report, police officers in five different suburbs are looking for a ring of pickpockets who have been stealing the wallets of elderly women in Westchester, Elmhurst, Bloomingdale, Broadview and Schaumburg.
“Westchester police said Shawn Rucker, 54, and his friend Sherita Reece, 46, are targeting elderly women and stealing their wallets,” WGN explains. “Detective Sgt. Vince Lamanna said the couple is part of a ring of at least six people stealing wallets in Westchester, Elmhurst, Bloomingdale, Broadview and Schaumburg. They’ve allegedly stole from at least 15 people at Jewels and Paneras.”
Rucker and Reece, who have warrants in Illinois and Indiana, allegedly stole the credit card of a 79-year-old at the Jewel-Osco on Mannehein Road.
The couple “followed her down the aisle and while Reece distracted her by asking her about cereal, Rucker put his coat over his arm and stole her wallet out of her purse. The woman didn’t realize her wallet was gone until she went to check out.”
They eventually went to a Broadview Target and bought $400 worth of merchandise, WGN reports.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Westchester police or leave an anonymous tip on their website.
Read the full WGN report here. VFP
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