Police trying to ID woman who has been stealing from south metro senior living homes

Her victims have been care home staff members.
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Police in the southern Twin Cities are trying to identify a woman they believe is behind a series of thefts at care homes.

Richfield Police Department says the thief has struck in Richfield, Bloomington, and Edina, all at facilities that cater to senior residents.

But her victims aren't the residents themselves, but rather the staff members at each site.

Richfield PD says the thief "piggy backs" into a building, tagging along with someone else as they enter, and then pretends to be on her phone in the lobby, all the while she is watching staff and residents.

"When an opportunity presents itself, she enters an office and takes wallets from purses or desk drawers," the police said.

She is described as a white female, about 5'9" tall and 150 lbs, who wears "distinctive" black boots, leggings and a black puffy coat.

She also drives a newer silver Jeep SUV.

Anyone with information should call 911.

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