|The suspects caught on a surveillance camera. [FCPD]|
According to Det. Matt Bestick of the Fairfax County Police Department’s Franconia police station, the purse belonged to an employee and was in a storage area in the back of the store. The thieves, wanted for grand larceny and credit card theft, were wandering around the employee-only area looking for something to steal.
After leaving the store, they used one of the credit cards at a Shell station at 3401 King St., Alexandria.
The male suspect is described as black, approximately 50 years old, and around 5 feet 9 inches tall. He has a gold tooth. The female suspect is black, approximately 30 years old, and around 5 feet 6 inches.
Bestick believes the man matches the description of a suspect wanted for shoplifting at grocery stores in Kingstowne and the Falls Church area of Fairfax County.
UPDATE: The FCPD released a video of the suspects Jan. 10.
Anyone with information about the suspects or the incident at AnnSandra – regardless of how trivial it might seem – should contact Bestick at 703-922-0894, call the police non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, or leave a tip with Crime Solvers, 866-411-TIPS (8477).