Debit cards stolen, used for attempted cash advances
DARIEN — Two women are suspected of stealing debit cards from another woman’s purse at a grocery store and immediately attempting to use the cards for cash advances at the bank next door.
On Feb. 27 around 2:15 p.m., two white women wearing head covers attempted to take out cash advances at the Chase Bank on the Post Road: $2,500 and then $1,000 on another card. Both were declined by the bank and the women quickly left.
Both cards belonged to a Norwalk woman who was shopping in the Trader Joe’s next door. After getting a text alert about fraudulent activity on her cards, the 55-year-old realized two debit cards, two casino rewards cards and her license had been taken from her purse while she was shopping.
Darien detectives and bank security are following up on the incident and plan to examine video surveillance of the incident.