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Police searching for serial Panera Bread purse thieves

Posted at 9:02 PM, Sep 04, 2018

You walk into a Panera Bread, order your food, grab your order when it's done, make your way to your seat then proceed to place your purse beside you or behind your chair.

This routine may be too familiar for some Panera customers, but one thing is for sure, it has become even more familiar for two women in the Harford County area plotting to steal wallets out of purses. 

According to Harford County Sheriff's office, this female duo caught on surveillance footage strategically moved a table at a local Panera Bread restaurant to get behind a victim whose purse was hanging behind her chair.

They then pulled her wallet out of her purse and began looking through it.


Officials say the women have been stealing purses from multiple Panera Bread restaurants in the Harford County area. One reported in Abingdon, the other in Bel Air. 

If you know of the whereabouts of the two women, officials urge that you contact Deputy Nickolas Gouveian at 410-612-1717.