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CAUGHT IN ACT: Police say women targeting stores to steal credit cards

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BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) -

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Foley Police say two women we told you about last week struck again. The women have now allegedly targeted at least two retail stores in Baldwin County to steal credit cards. Several police agencies are looking for them.

"You can tell it's not their first time. They've done it several times,” said Detective Michelle Oliver with the Foley Police Department.

Oliver showed us surveillance video from Alvin’s Island, which is a store inside the Park at OWA. The video shows the women talking and glancing around the store before splitting up. One of them walks inside an open office for employees. She walks back out before the two take off. Not long after, a store employee got a call from her bank.

"They asked her if she had been making large amounts of purchases at different retail shops in Gulf Shores,” said Oliver. “She went back to locate her purse to see if her cards were in her purse, and they were missing."

Detective Oliver says between Target, Publix, and McDonald’s, the pair spent about a thousand dollars on the victim's cards.

On the same day, police say the women took another victim’s wallet from inside the Chico’s in Spanish Fort. The victim claims one girl pretended to be an employee to distract her, while the other took her wallet from the fitting room.

Daphne Police obtained video of the women buying hundreds of dollars in gift cards just an hour later.

Police say the shopping sprees have now spanned four cities in Baldwin County - Spanish Fort, Daphne, Foley, and Gulf Shores. Investigators say they even tracked the second victim's card all the way to Biloxi.

"It's absolutely wrong,” said Oliver. “We work hard for our money. We expect others to, and we don't appreciate people being victimized."

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