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Woman's wallet stolen while helping alleged thief find baby food, deputies say

Fort Bend thieves pick wallets from purses in unwatched carts, victims say

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is asking for help finding two men who used stolen credit cards at stores around the area.

The most recent theft happened in mid-March.

A woman called the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office and said her credit cards had been stolen from the Kroger on Highway 6 near West Airport Blvd, according to investigators.

The victim said a man distracted her by asking her for help finding baby food. When he left, she discovered her wallet was missing.

Within a few moments of the theft, police said the stolen credit card was used at a Target store on Eldridge Pkwy in Houston.

Surveillance footage captured two men making purchases with the card.

A case in February was also linked to the same two thieves.

In that case, investigators said a victim was shopping at Home Goods on Westheimer Pkwy when her card was stolen. It was later used at a Target store on Westheimer.

Both victims identified the same man as the thief.

The first thief is said o be in his mid-30s. He has facial blemishes, a thin mustache and was wearing a multi-colored, striped polo shirt and jeans.

The second thief is described as a man in his late 30s to early 40s. He was wearing a red baseball cap, blue plaid button down shirt and white jeans.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.

If you have any information that could lead to an arrest in this case, call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.