030716mtvcostcofraud2Police are investigating a larceny that occurred at the Route 1 Costco located at 7940 Richmond Highway on Saturday, February 13.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. the victim’s purse was taken from her shopping cart while a second suspect distracted her by engaging her in conversation.

The victim’s credit card was used a short time later at the Target located at 3101 Jefferson Davis Highway.

We would like to remind the community to keep their possessions close while they shop and please report all suspicious persons and activity by calling 703-691-2131.

Anyone with information is asked to contact

Detective M. Goodley at the Mount Vernon District Station at 703-360-8400

Officers and detectives are working similar cases that have occurred throughout Fairfax County.

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Alexandria Costco (7940 Richmond Hwy)

Alexandria Costco (7940 Richmond Hwy)