DARIEN — Police are searching for two women who allegedly went into Post Road businesses to steal wallets from customers’ purses.
Police received the first report Feb. 6 around 11:30 a.m. when a 61-year-old woman from White Plains, N.Y. said her wallet had been taken out of her purse while being helped by an employee at Everything is Rosey, a boutique on the Post Road. The woman said she walked to the back of the store with the employee and left her purse unattended. When she returned to her bag, she noticed her wallet, containing $800 in cash and multiple credit cards, was missing.
Later around 10:20 p.m., an employee from the bridal shop A Little Something White, which is also on Post Road, went to the police station to report money had been stolen from her purse while she was at work. The employee, a 36-year-old Wilton woman, said she checked her purse after seeing an advisory from police about two women going into stores and stealing from unattended bags. When the Wilton woman checked her purse, she found she was missing $170 in cash she’d put there earlier in the day.
The Wilton woman told police she’d left her purse unattended near a fitting room door while helping two women, who matched the suspects’ descriptions, for about 10 minutes.
According to a description from the New York woman who saw the women near her purse, the two suspects were possibly Hispanic and about 24 to 28 years old. One woman had long dark hair with either purple or pink tips and a slender build. The other suspect had a heavier build and purple hair shaved close to her head.
Police searched the area and found the women had been in multiple establishments. The investigation is ongoing.