Help Identify Suspects in Fraud Scheme

Police are investigating a larceny that occurred at the Costco located at 7940 Richmond Highway on Saturday, February 13. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. the victim’s purse was taken from her shopping cart while a second suspect distracted her by engaging her in conversation. The victim’s credit card was used a short time later at the Target located at 3101 Jefferson Davis Highway.

Officers and detectives are working similar cases that have occurred throughout Fairfax County.

We would like to remind the community to keep their possessions close while they shop and please report all suspicious persons and activity by calling 703-691-2131.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective M. Goodley at the Mount Vernon District Station at 703-360-8400 or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.