Broomfield Police looking for fitness center purse thieves who went gambling, shopping

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Police say two women, who stole a purse from a car parked outside a fitness center in Broomfield last month, used cash from the victim's checking account to go gambling in Black Hawk. 

They say the thieves are still using the victim's ID and account information weeks later.

Investigators say two women went into a fitness center at West 120th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard on February 26 and stole the victim’s keys. They went out to the woman's car and stole her purse which contained her driver’s license and check book.

“They used her ID to write eight checks totaling nearly $2,500,” said Jolene Reefe of the Broomfield Police Department. “They’re also using her ID to try to open accounts in her name.”

Reefe told 7NEWS that the two women were spotted on camera at a casino in Black Hawk.

"They were wearing black wigs," she said, "to change their appearance."

Reefe said there are three suspects total who have written checks at Costco, Walmart and King Soopers.

The department released pictures of the suspects which were recorded by casino or store security cameras. Investigators are asking for help identifying the three individuals.


-- Suspect #1:

Police say she is a heavy-set, white female with blonde shoulder-length hair. In the casino surveillance photo she is wearing a black wig and a sweatshirt that reads "Full Metal Choppers."

-- Suspect #2:

Police say she is a slender, white female with what appears to be red shoulder-length hair. She is seen in the casino surveillance photo wearing a pink shirt under a black coat, a grey baseball style hat and a black wig.

-- Suspect #3

Police say he is a slender, white male with shorter dark colored hair. He is wearing a white t-shirt, dark colored jeans, black shoes, and carrying a small child in the surveillance picture above.

If you recognize any of the suspects, call Detective Justin Glantz at the Broomfield Police Department at 303-464-5764.

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