The three people shown in the surveillance photographs distracted a 65-year-old woman and stole her wallet while she was shopping in a Santa Barbara discount store, according to a media release from the Santa Barbara Police Department. Subsequently, the subjects used the victim’s stolen credit cards to spend over $14,000.00 at retail stores in Goleta and Santa Barbara. The triad has committed similar crimes in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles.

The Santa Barbara Police Department asks citizens who recognize any of these people to please contact SBPD Detective John Ingram at (805) 897-2327.


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