Instead of just stealing the woman's purse, one of the men removed his coat and let the sleeve hover over the purse. The family celebrating a birthday did not notice that the man's hand was digging through her bag in search of a wallet.
The men left behind a financial mess. They spent $4,000 at Best Buy on East Washington Street. Buying not just one iTunes card, but 40 of them. Each was worth $100. They were also caught on camera at Marshalls, buying $322 worth of merchandise. And they ended their day by pulling into a nearby McDonald's.
Police are not seeing a rash of these thefts, but they would like to catch the men before they spoil another family's birthday. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.