3 suspects wanted after targeting elderly in Va. hospitals

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA. (WUSA9) -

Police need your help identifying three suspects they believe are targeting elderly entering and exiting local hospitals. 

Officials said the suspects distract the victim while another suspect pickpockets them.  Then they immediately go to a local department store and attempt to buy merchandise with the victim’s credit cards.

If you recognize any of the pictured individuals, we ask that you contact Detective Pleva at 703-644-7377.

As a reminder, police suggest you follow these steps:

  • Keep all your personal items in your front pockets
  • Zip, fasten, and close your purse
  • Report any suspicious people or events
  • Make sure your elderly loved ones are accompanied by a trusted family member or friend

Keep in mind, anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100-$1,000 if their information leads to an arrest. Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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