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MULTISTATE THEFT RING
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police probe series of thefts from shoppers at Panera, Whole Foods
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:24 PM EST
Authorities in Charlotte say a multistate theft ring is stealing wallets and credit cards from customers at Whole Foods markets and Panera Bread cafes.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have been investigating the thefts since September. The department has also been in contact with detectives in a Colorado town who are two months into their own statewide investigation of similar thefts.
Officer B.C. Kipp says the local investigation has identified several groups of men and women who have victimized residents in Charlotte, and states including Massachusetts, New Jersey, California, Kentucky and Colorado.
Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com