Stolen Wallet Results in Unauthorized Bank Withdrawal

Manhattan Beach police say a wallet stolen from inside an upscale grocery store turns into cash for a female white adult. MBPD asks for help to find her.

A wallet stolen from inside Bristol Farms on Rosecrans Avenue was reportedly used nearly two hours later to withdraw money from the victim's bank account, said Manhattan Beach police Tuesday.

MBPD is looking for public involvement to help solve the crime which occurred on March 16 at approximately 4 p.m.

After the wallet was stolen, a white female adult between the age of 25 to 35 entered Bank of America at 3016 Sepulveda Boulevard and withdrew funds  around 5:50 p.m.

Then at 6:12 p.m., the same woman attempted to purchase items at Target, 1200 North Sepulveda Boulevard, but the transaction was denied by the victim’s bank, reports MBPD.

The woman is described as approximately 5’7” and weighing between 140 and 150 pounds. She was seen wearing a black jacket, black V-neck type shirt and hoop earrings.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or its suspect, should contact Detective Jeanette Meers of MBPD's Investigations Bureau at 310-802-5134 or via email sent to jmeers@citymb.info.

Lee Miller October 18, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Maybe this is a silly question, but just how was it possible for this person to walk inside the bank and withdrawal funds from an account that was not hers? If she had the PIN code for the account she most likely would have used an ATM outside and not risk making contact with a bank teller. These banks are not doing their job well enough to allow this type of theft to occur.
Picky Proofer October 18, 2012 at 05:02 PM
The article states the crime occurred on March 16...looks like a proofing error or else Patch is reporting crimes seven months after they occur and asking for help solving it!
Liz Spear October 18, 2012 at 05:05 PM
The date is correct. MBPD just issued the news release asking for the public's assistance.


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