Suspects captured on surveillance camera at Ingles
Investigators with the Franklin Police Department are searching for two women suspected of stealing a woman’s purse out of her car on Saturday evening and using the money to go on a shopping spree.
At approximately 5:50 p.m., FPD Sergeant Matt Pellicer responded to a 9-1-1 call in reference to the theft of a purse at the Holly Springs shopping center on US 441 North.
According to reports, the purse belonged to Julie Frances Rose, 61, of Riverview, Fla. Upon arrival, Pellicer was able to retrieve the purse with the help of plaza laundromat attendant J.P. Kennedy, who noticed the purse in a nearby trash can.
Kennedy told Pellicer that he noticed two suspicious young men frequenting the parking lot of the plaza; one Hispanic and one Caucasian.
Pellicer returned the purse back to Julie, who was at KFC with her husband Donald Arthur Rose, 67.
“They told me that they believed the purse was taken out of their vehicle while it was parked in a handicapped spot in front of the Ingles,” read Pellicer’s report. “They did not notice it was gone until they arrived at KFC.”
Along with her Florida driver’s license, four credit cards and Julie’s prescription drugs were taken from her purse, say authorities.
Investigators have been able to ascertain where the stolen credit cards have been used. As of Monday, approximately $1,000 was withdrawn between all four of the credit cards, according to FPD Detective Mark Foster. All the purchases were made at Cato’s, Wal-Mart, Shoe Show and Ingles—all within Holly Springs Plaza.
Authorities have narrowed down their search to two suspects, which can be seen in Ingles video surveillance footage. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these individuals is urged to contact FPD investigators at (828)524-2864.