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Woman snatches wallets from unsuspecting shoppers

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. -

A Christmas Grinch has targeted shoppers across Cobb County. Police say a woman is stealing wallets and hard-earned cash while the victims shop.

The thefts have happened within a few miles of each other between Roswell and Johnson Ferry Road. Authorities said they have had five reported cases since October and believe there are more victims out there.

One of the victims, Bill Allen, said that his bag was stolen from a shopping cart at a Kroger. He said by the time he got home to cancel the cards, the woman had already charged almost a thousand dollars' worth of purchases.

Authorities urge people to take precautions and not leave valuables unattended or easily accessible in shopping carts.

Surveillance footage shows a heavyset woman that police believe is behind the thefts. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cobb County police.

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