• Video released of Sandy Springs women stealing credit cards

    By: Mike Petchenik


    SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - Sandy Springs police have released new video of two women they say have been stealing credit cards from medical office employees.
    The surveillance video shows a silver Chrysler 200 drop off the women at Northside Hospital Women’s Center March 27.  It then shows them sneaking around a hallway into an office, where police say they took a woman’s credit out of her purse.
    “They’re pretty crafty in their business,” Sgt. Ron Momon told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik.  “They’re dressed the part, professionally, with lanyards around their neck, trying to blend in to the environment.”
    Momon said the women snooped around looking for unattended purses, then strike, and just as quickly leave the building.
    “They’re immediately taking the credit cards out, leaving the establishment, going to Best Buy, Apple Store and Nordstrom Rack,” he said.
    So far, police told Petchenik they’re investigating three cases from different locations including St. Joseph’s Hospital, Northside Hospital and an Emory Outpatient Clinic.
    Visitors to one location told Petchenik they were surprised to hear about the thefts.
    “This is a day and age that if you’re not very careful, somebody’s gonna rip you off,” said George Callahan.  “Somebody needs to do something to curtail this.”
    Gerri Longenecker said she doesn’t think twice about leaving her purse unattended at the doctor’s office.
    “You don’t even think about it,” she said.  “You just think everybody’s honest.”
    Police said anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers Atlanta  at 404-577-8477, and could be eligible for reward.

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