Simi Valley PD Ask Public to Help Catch These Thieves!

Simi Valley Police Department – Incident Press Release

The Simi Valley Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying the suspects in the attached photographs. The suspects are wanted in the theft of credit cards taken from a woman’s purse that occurred at Sprouts Grocery Store, located at 2800 Cochran St in Simi Valley. 

On January 7, 2017, at approximately 4:00 PM, a female victim was grocery shopping while she had her purse inside her shopping cart. She was distracted by one of the suspects, as the other suspect removed her $500 designer wallet that contained several credit cards. Within a half hour the suspects tried to make purchases totaling over $3,000 with the victim’s stolen credit cards, but were only successful for one purchase of $500.

Both suspects are described as: Hispanic Males, approximately 30-40 years of age, 5’8” in height and 180 pounds.

If you recognize these suspects please contact SVPD Property Crimes Detective Steve Philbrook at (805) 583-6959 or [email protected].
Simi Valley Police Department Report Number 17-809

The SVPD would like to remind you STAY ALERT!
• NEVER leave your purse or backpack unattended in the cart
• Always zip your purse or backpack closed
• Secure your property to the cart’s safety belt or use a carabineer to attach your purse or backpack. SVPD is giving away FREE key chain carabineers from the front desk, located at 3901 Alamo Street, Simi Valley

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and crime complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or Text “BUSTED” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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