Police Seek Pickpocket Suspects


Portland Police need help indentifying pickpocket suspects.

On May 19, a 78-year-old woman had her wallet stolen from inside her purse while shopping at a local grocery store in the 2300 block of West Burnside Street. The victim did not realize her wallet had been stolen until she went to pay for her groceries at the checkout line.

With the help of store surveillance, a video was captured of a male suspect distracting the victim, while a female suspect took the victim's wallet from her purse.

The two suspects left the store, getting into a small white SUV driven by a different female suspect. The suspects then drove to another grocery store located on the 3100 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard where they used the victim's credit cards.

If you know the identity of any of these suspects, please contact Sergeant Pete McConnell at (503) 793-4468.