The Decatur Police Department would like to remind its citizens to pay attention to their surroundings and not hang their purse on the back of a chair when out in public. 

On September 6th, 2022 a victim entered Panera Bread located at 255 E Ash Avenue and ate lunch.  The victim hung their purse on a back of chair while they ate.  After eating the victim observed numerous contents of their purse to be missing which included their credit cards.  A short time later one of the victim’s credit cards was used at a nearby Walmart. 


The three suspects who used the stolen card were observed on surveillance footage. Two suspects were black males who appear to be 50-60 years of age.  One was wearing a “Houston Texans” hat with a white colored polo shirt.  The other male suspect was wearing a dark blue hat, gray/blue colored jacket, and a light green colored polo. The third suspect was a black female who is wearing a tan colored ball cap and dark colored clothing. This female suspect is observed carrying a large cream-colored purse. 


A picture of the suspects can be observed below.  (photos below).  


If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 217-423-TIPS.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $500 or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week.  Thank you.