MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Burnsville Police need the public’s help finding a man and woman they think are responsible for taking purses from cars and then using the stolen credit cards and debit cards.
Police said the thefts happened in the early morning or evening hours at the LA Fitness, Red Lobster and Olive Garden in the city.
Within an hour of the theft, the victim’s credit card, check card, or debit card is used at other stores within the metro area to buy gift cards usually valued at $250 or more.
The gift cards are then used to buy items at other business locations within the same day.
Police believe that the woman captured in the photo is the main suspect but investigators believe the man in the picture is also involved.
The Burnsville Police Department say they have three active felony cases involving the suspects and the Eagan Police Department currently has one case that also appears to involve them too.
Officers think they were driving a late 90s or early 2000’s silver or light colored Cadillac.
If you have any information about their identity please contact Investigator Yakovlev at 952-895-4604.