Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bad nurse

More fun from Florida.

Women Dressed As Nurses Targeting Central Fla. Shoppers

SANFORD, Fla. -- A gang of female bandits dressed in nursing costumes is stalking and targeting women and elderly shoppers at Central Florida businesses.

Investigators said the band of women has been active in several communities, with the latest attack happening at a Sanford Wal-Mart located on 17-92.

In the most recent case, a 74-year-old woman was leaving a store and a group of women were spotted following her. One of the women then grabbed the victim's purse and jumped into a silver four-door car.

"These women have been striking in Altamonte Springs and in Orlando," Sanford police Jeffery Sabounji said. "They target elderly people and other females. They even dressed up as nurses to get people to relax so they think they are not going to do anything."

Investigators said several women are involved in the theft ring but they are looking for one specific woman. She is a heavy-set woman with very short hair and can be mistaken for a man, detectives said.

Officers also said the woman is around 21 years old and apparently lives in Sanford.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.