Wallet stolen at Walmart, Grand Junction Police looking for suspects
The crime of the week featured by Grand Junction is a handbag heist that took place in the North Avenue Walmart parking lot and police are trying to identify the suspects.
In an apparently planned robbery, two men tried together to steal a handbag from a woman’s shopping cart. The suspects have escaped and the police are now trying to find them.
Two suspects work together
According to Grand Junction Police, two young men were arrested on surveillance videos screening customers at the North Avenue Walmart on Saturday, July 10th. The video shows the two men following two women from the shop into the parking lot.
Apparently the men spotted the woman’s handbag in her shopping cart and targeted the woman. One of the men is said to have distracted the woman by asking for directions while the other man tore the handbag from her cart. The other woman saw it and confronted the man with a request to return the items. The man refused and a fight ensued. The woman was pushed to the ground and the suspects fled.
Can you identify the suspects?
Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is trying to identify the suspects, which will be difficult given that these two men were among the few people who wore face masks that day at Walmart. Check out the photos and video. If you know the identity of the men or have knowledge of this crime, contact Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-STOP or report online at www.241STOP and refer to the # GJPD case # 21-34688 . Tips that lead to an arrest can earn you a reward.
Always pay attention to your surroundings
This story serves as a reminder to always be aware of your surroundings and the people around you. You don’t necessarily have to assume the worst of intentions from everyone you meet, but we all need to realize that there are predators everywhere looking for an opportunity to make money.