MORENO VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Officials are looking for a pair of women — believed to be a mother and daughter — who allegedly pilfered a woman’s property after she accidentally left her purse in a shopping cart last month.
The victim says the women used her credit cards, took money, used gift cards, bought gas and failed to return her diabetic medicines.READ MORE: Report: Reloaded Ammunition May Have Been In Gun That Alec Baldwin Fired On 'Rust' Set
Robert Elias, the woman’s husband, told KCAL9’s Crystal Cruz that he’s having a hard time understanding why someone wouldn’t return the most personal things.
“This is important to us because we feel that we’ve basically been robbed without getting mugged or beaten up,” Elias said.
He said his wife accidentally left her purse in a shopping cart outside a Super Target in Moreno Valley last month while doing some holiday shopping.
“She had her birthday cards in there, she had her Christmas presents in there…everything,” said Elias, “It bothers me.”READ MORE: 14 Cattle Killed After Big Rig Crashes Into Motorcycle Abandoned On Highway 395 In Hesperia
The couple has been posting reward signs — complete with surveillance pictures of the alleged thieves.
The couple called police to report the missing purse and its contents.They also reported that Liza’s credit card was used at a local gas station.
“They hit the jackpot, they definitely did,” said the victim.
Deputies confirmed they’re actively working the case but still haven’t identified the two women.
Liza has since bought a new purse but the couple would really like to have all of her important documents returned. The purse contained her life, basically — Medicare cards, Social Security card, checks, all the gift cards.MORE NEWS: Trevor Noah Returns As Host Of The 2021 Grammy Awards
“If they would’ve just mailed some of my stuff back to me, I would’ve been happy. Keep the money. Who cares?,” said Liza.