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Nationally known purse stealing crew hits Colorado Springs

Posted at 5:53 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 21:24:44-05


COLORADO SPRINGS- Investigators at the Colorado Springs Police Department say a crew of thieves is looking to steal from unsuspecting shoppers.

One of the suspects has been identified as 32-year-old Pamela Pomar. She is associated with a group of up to 25 Peruvian nationals who have committed these crimes from California to New York in which elderly women are their targets. Investigators say Pomar has been linked to eight other cases in Colorado since 2014 and 17 cases nationwide.

Pamela Pomar
Pamela Pomar

According to police, on September 15th Pomar, along with another identified suspect worked as a team to stole purses from three women, two of whom are at-risk, while the women were shopping. The offenses occurred at Whole Foods, TJ Maxx, and Big Daddy’s Burger Bar. On this same date, they were also suspects on a theft case in Castle Rock from Panera Bread.

Law enforcement warns as we get closer to the holiday season, pickpockets are already starting to prey on
innocent victims.

In one of the most recent cases investigators say a 71-year-old female victim was shopping at TJ Maxx on Bloomington Street in Colorado Springs when two unknown males approached her and started a conversation about a laundry basket. The victim, distracted by one of the men, had her wallet removed from
her purse by a second suspect. The men finished the conversation and later allegedly charged over
$2,500 on her stolen credit cards.

If you can identify any of these suspects, please contact Detective Garcia at 719-444-3121,
Stetson Hills Division of the Colorado Springs Police Department.