Police: 2 accused of taking elderly woman’s wallet, going on $5,000 spending spree

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A pair of women caught smiling on a surveillance video are accused of stealing a wallet from a 75-year-old woman and then going on a $5,000 spending spree.

St. Petersburg police officials posted their photo on Facebook Friday, saying they’re wanted for stealing the wallet from a woman as she shopped for groceries.

Police said within 30 minutes, the pair went to another store and purchased $5,000 worth of electronics and gift cards with the woman’s credit cards. They tried to make purchases at another store, but the woman’s cards were declines.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in arresting the women.

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