Deputies: Duo stole purses from shopping carts, bought $30K in gift cards

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Investigators said two women used credit cards from purses they stole to buy 200 Visa gift cards worth a combined $30,000.

Deputies said they know of three victims, but there could be more victims, because the duo is known to travel from Orange County to Dade County.

Surveillance video shows a woman taking a purse from a shopping cart and leaving the store.


Two of the thefts were reported at Ross and Marshalls stores on West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Osceola County.

Detectives said they searched the home of one of the women and discovered stolen property and gift cards.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

Purse Snatchers

Caught on camera! Deputies say two women are suspected of stealing purses from unsuspecting retail store customers in Osceola County. You can see a purse snatched in seconds in this surveillance video. I'll have details on the investigation and what detectives say the suspects did with the stolen credit cards at 10/11 on WFTV Channel 9.

Posted by Samantha Manning Journalist on Wednesday, January 9, 2019