Women sought after theft at Montco cemetery

Pictured: Suspects in theft from Cheltenham Cemetery

June 15, 2011 3:43:52 PM PDT
Police are looking for two women who allegedly stole a credit card from a vehicle while the owner was visiting a loved one's grave.

The theft occurred at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham Township on Sunday.

The victim told police her wallet was stolen from her vehicle while she was at the grave.

"A short time after that, her credit cards were used at three different gas stations around the Philadelphia area and three stores in the Cheltenham Mall," Cheltenham Police Lt. John Frye said.

In all, they spent $700 in charges.

Detectives say they were able to obtain video of two female suspects who were seen using the victim's card at the mall.

Both suspects are described as black woman about 20 to 28 years old.

  • Suspect # 1 is thin to medium build, light skin black female, with short black wavy hair with a part on the left side; she has multiple tattoos on both arms and one on her left upper chest. She is 5'2" to 5'4" tall.
  • Suspect # 2 is heavy build female, medium brown complexion, with long black hair. She is 5'2" to 5'6" tall.
Police believe these may be the same women who were responsible for a number of thefts from vehicles at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery during the summer of 2010.

"It's a deplorable crime. People are there grieving. These people are taking advantage of people in their weakest moments," Frye said.

Anyone with information on the women's identities is asked to call Cheltenham Police at 215-885-1600 ext 499.

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