A man and a woman are suspected of stealing wallets from purses in the Dunwoody area, according to the police department’s Facebook page.
On Wednesday afternoon a woman having lunch at Panera Bread on Olde Perimeter Way reported that a tall and slim black man wearing a white jacket with a black design on the back, sat down behind her. He was accompanied by a short, heavyset white woman wearing glasses.
Once the victim finished her lunch, she realized
her wallet was missing from her purse, which she had placed on the floor. The
suspects had already fled the scene when she realized her wallet was missing.
Officers on foot patrol Thursday at Perimeter Place looking for the pickpocket couple warned at least 15 women about the danger of leaving their purse unattended.
Sandy Springs Police reported a similar incident on its Facebook page. On March 18, a woman's wallet was stolen from her purse while "the suspects sat at an adjacent table," the department said.
The two suspects in the Sandy Springs cases — Cortez Benjamin, 47, and Cherie Miller, 34 — are also suspected of dozens of similar thefts, including one that occurred on March 25 at La Madeleine Restaurant at 1165 Perimeter Center West.