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Snellville police search for 'stealthy' pickpocket

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SNELLVILLE, Ga. -

Snellville police are searching for a thief with fast fingers and a stealthy approach.

The robber was caught on surveillance camera at a Kroger, stealing a wallet from a women’s purse.

“He’s definitely brazen,” said Snellville Police Captain C.G. Roberts. “You don’t get that way by trying something like this for the first time.”

Roberts says the crook is confident, competent and likely has committed the crime many times before.

Cynthia Menigo tells FOX 5 she left her purse open to read a list of ingredients she was buying when the robber ripped her wallet. Inside the wallet was her social security card, checks and credit cards.

Snellville police say within half an hour of the theft at Kroger, the robber went to the nearby Shoppes at Webb Gin. Menigo says he used her credit cards and spent around $1,100.

“Zip up your purse and be aware of your surroundings, that’s all I can say, but still have a smile on your face and have hope in your heart for other,” said Menigo.

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