Police say mom had child steal wallet at South Brunswick Target
South Brunswick police are looking for two women they believe used a child to steal a wallet from a shopping cart inside the Target on Route 1.
The shopper called police Jan. 10 after discovering her wallet to be missing as she was looking at greeting cards. Police reviewed surveillance footage and saw a child, approximately 5-years-old, reach into the cart, take the wallet, put 2 DVDs in the cart and hand the wallet to another woman, believed to be her mother.
The pair then walked over to a second woman and her child, who left behind a cart full of items as all four exited the store and drove off in a grey 4-door Lexus SUV.
Soon after, police said, the victim's credit cards were used at the Quaker Bridge Mall, several miles to the south on Route 1 in Lawrence Township.
The victim also lost $40 in cash and a Louis Vuitton clutch wallet valued at over $1,000 according to South Brunswick Police.
The mother is described as a heavyset woman in her mid-to-late 30s; the second woman is described as a black female in her early 20s.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 723-329-4000 ext. 7486.
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