The Decatur Police Department would like to remind its citizens to pay attention to their surroundings and not hang their purse on the back of a chair when out in public.
On September 6th, 2022 a victim entered Panera Bread located at 255 E Ash Avenue and ate lunch. The victim hung their purse on a back of chair while they ate. After eating the victim observed numerous contents of their purse to be missing which included their credit cards. A short time later one of the victim’s credit cards was used at a nearby Walmart.
The three suspects who used the stolen card were observed on surveillance footage. Two suspects were black males who appear to be 50-60 years of age. One was wearing a “Houston Texans” hat with a white colored polo shirt. The other male suspect was wearing a dark blue hat, gray/blue colored jacket, and a light green colored polo. The third suspect was a black female who is wearing a tan colored ball cap and dark colored clothing. This female suspect is observed carrying a large cream-colored purse.
A picture of the suspects can be observed below. (photos below).
If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 217-423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay $500 or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week. Thank you.