SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) — Police are looking for suspects they believe targeted and robbed women in Suffolk County store parking lots.
In the past month, at least 10 similar incidents have been reported where the victim is approached by an individual asking for directions.
In the most recent robbery, on August 10, a woman was approached by a man in the parking lot of a Costco on Garet Place in Commack.
After the man asked for directions, the woman got into his car and noticed that her wallet was missing from the passenger seat.
The woman returned to the store to see if anyone had turned over her wallet when she saw this same man, along with another man, at the entrance. They left when they saw her.
According to police, there were nine other similar incidents where one suspect asked for directions while the other stole credit cards.
The other thefts were reported at the following locations:
-Costco, 125 Beacon Dr., Holbrook, July 30 at 4 p.m.
-Costco, 3000 Route 25, Nesconset, July 30 at 2:33 p.m.
-Bed, Bath & Beyond, 3083 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, July 21 at 1:30 p.m.
-Costco, 10 Garet Place, Commack, July 21 at 2:38 p.m.
-Costco, 625 Broadhollow Road, Melville, July 21 at 12:45 p.m.
-Costco, 625 Broadhollow Road, Melville, July 16 at 2:15 p.m.
-Costco, 10 Garet Place, Commack, July 16 at 2:30 p.m.
-Costco, 10 Garet Place, Commack, July 14 at 4:25 p.m.
-Costco, 625 Broadhollow Road, Melville, July 14 at 2:30 p.m.
According to the police, in some cases the suspects were two women and a man.
One of the women was described as possibly pregnant and the other as tall, thin and well-dressed.
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