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Couple steals shopper’s credit cards, charges $6,000 in Apple product spending spree

Bibb County sheriff's deputies are searching for a couple accused of distracting a shopper at Kroger and then taking credit cards to charge more than $6,000 in Apple products.
Bibb County sheriff's deputies are searching for a couple accused of distracting a shopper at Kroger and then taking credit cards to charge more than $6,000 in Apple products. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office

Be careful if a stranger comes up to you a store during the busy holiday season.

A couple recently distracted a shopper and stole her credit cards at the Kroger satore on Hartley Bridge Road, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

The pair, thought to be of eastern European or Middle Eastern heritage, used the stolen cards to charge more than $6,000 worth of Apple products at Best Buy, Walmart, Target and the Shoppes at River Crossing.

Although clerks could not depict their ethnicity exactly, they were described as “foreign,” according to the sheriff’s Facebook page.

Officers warn that this type of theft is likely to increase in the coming weeks.

Anyone with information about the couple is asked to call Investigator Parrott at (478)-803-2650 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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