Police Dispatch

Little Old Lady on the Loose

Foothills Area Dec. 1, 2:18 p.m.

A Walmart shopper said his wallet was stolen right out of his back pocket by what must have been a very adroit "little old lady," according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

During an in-person interview with sheriff's deputies, the man said he'd just done some shopping at a Foothills-area Walmart store and was about to leave when he encountered a small, short, gray-haired older woman partially blocking the exit door. He reportedly stopped and politely told her he'd wait for her to leave first, but she instead grabbed his arm and ushered him through, all while speaking rapidly in a foreign accent.

Once he arrived home, he said, his wallet was missing from where he put it in the back pocket of his pants—and this little old lady was the only person he'd had contact with after using it at the store's register. She must have reached down and picked his pocket without him noticing her hand touching his posterior, he said.

He said it was a plain trifold wallet made of brown leather containing a debit and credit card, his driver's license and $20 in cash; his wife was currently cancelling his credit and debit cards.

Deputies had little recourse for tracking down the suspect by the time they'd met with the reportee, so at the time of the report, the alleged butt-groping, pickpocketing little woman was still at large.

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