Corona police seek help catching theft suspects accused of robbing elderly woman
By Alex Groves
Nearly a month after an elderly woman was robbed of her wallet, Corona police are asking the public’s help to identify a trio who they say fraudulently used the woman’s credit cards.
The incident happened shortly after 5 p.m. April 25 at the Stater Bros. grocery store at 2243 Eagle Glen Parkway, according to a Corona police news release.
Officials say that as a male suspect discussed food items with her, two other women reached into her purse and pulled the wallet out.
As the woman went to pay for her food items, police say, she discovered her wallet had been taken. A check of her bank statement revealed that one of her cards had been used for $3,000-worth of purchases at an electronics store.
Two other purchases were attempted at department stores, but those were declined, according to officials.
Police say surveillance video puts the three suspects at the Stater Bros. at the same time the victim was there. They were also caught on camera at the two stores where the fraudulent purchases were made.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Megan Samano at 951-739-4880 or via email at Megan.Samano@CoronaCA.gov.
The three suspects can be seen walking in and out of stores in the following video: