Wallet Thief Leaves Clues for Police

The following arrest information was supplied by the Deerfield Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A person who took a wallet from a purse in an unlocked drawer at the Whitehall Nursing Home Nov. 29 left a trail of clues for police, according to Deerfield Police reports

The victim placed her purse containing her wallet in her unlocked desk drawer when she arrived at work, knew it was there between 2 and 3 p.m. when she placed something in it and discovered it missing when she filled her car with gasoline at approximately 6 p.m., according to the report. The wallet contained a debit card, credit cards, $200 in cash, a check book and her driver’s license. 

After reporting the theft, police learned one of the cards was used to purchase goods at a Best Buy in Gurnee in the amount of $1,321. Police learned the person was a black male, appearing to be in his 40’s, with a stocky build, according to the report. 

Police then learned a person fitting that description was seen visiting a patient at Whitehall and was seen in the room where the purse was located. Police know the name of the person who the suspect was visiting, according to the report. The investigation is continuing. 

A cellular telephone was reported missing Nov. 25 by a person who left it with a coat on a booth seat at Potbelly’s, according to Deerfield Police reports. The person left the coat and phone unattended for three minutes, returned and it was not there. The victim was told the coat was moved because it was presumed abandoned and put in the back room. The coat was there but the phone was not. 

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