MPD warning the community of scammers at grocery stores


MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar)- The Midland Police Department is warning the community of suspects targeting elderly people at grocery stores.

The suspects are accused of targeting people and distracting them to take their wallet out of their cart or purse.

According to a Facebook post, the suspects will then use money or cards from the wallets to purchase gift cards.

MPD says two suspects have already been arrested and are currently in jail at the Taylor County Detention Center. 

In total, more than $10,000 worth of gift cards have been found.

Police believe there are at least three other suspects involved.  

The photos above are of two suspects who have not yet been identified. 

If you have any information on these suspects or if you think you may have been a victim of this scam, please call the MPD non-emergency line at 432-685-7108.

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