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Woman’s Wallet Stolen From Trader Joe’s Shopping Cart in Agoura Hills

After the theft, the victim received a call from Chase Bank that a woman tried to withdrawal $8,000 from her bank account.

A woman’s wallet was stolen from a Trader Joe’s shopping cart last week in Agoura Hills.

The theft was reported at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 13 at 28491 Canwood Street in Agoura Hills, according to the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Station.

The woman realized her wallet was taken when she went to pay for her groceries.  She received a call 20 minutes later from Chase Bank in Thousand Oaks that a woman had walked up to the counter and tried to withdrawal $8,000 from her bank account. The bank kept the debit card and her driver’s license, but the woman walked away.

The Trader Joe’s store manager said a theft has not been reported at his store before and that there are no surveillance cameras in the store because “they have good customers.”

Jodi Regan February 20, 2013 at 07:59 PM
How naive of Trader Joe's! I would expect better from a big company. Not everyone who shops are "good". But now, thanks to the store manager, every thief will target TJ customers because EVERYONE now knows Trader's has no security. Thanks a lot, Trader Joe's!
Susan H Snowden February 21, 2013 at 03:50 AM
I find the comment that it has never happened before interesting since I had my own wallet lifted from my purse at that very same TJ last year. I reported it to TJ Mgment and I also filed a police report. This thief had managed to run up over $4,500 worth of purchases in a 45 minute time frame. Guess TJ doesn't remember ME!!
Meril Platzer February 21, 2013 at 03:17 PM
There appears to be an increase in petty crime in Agoura Hills. We need increase in security presence to protect us from further crimes especially in these tricky economic times.
ThousandOaksLady February 25, 2013 at 05:44 AM
There are alot of scumbags out there....watch your back. And, while shopping don't walk away from your cart, if your purse is in the little childs seat.
Betsy February 25, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Twice l been there followed by what l thought is (was!) "look out, undercover security" .... but since l am latin and have been discriminated against in a few business out here, l have confronted them telling them ...they do not need to fear me, as l am an able paying customer.... first time as expected the woman apologized....the second time she left the store! l thought that was weird but assumed she probably (wrongly) feared l would go sue the store for discrimination and rather left pretending she didn't belong there! .
Betsy February 25, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Hopefully the bank can check their surveillance!...since as they said, when thief tried to used ID & card, they kept it. l would question my bank as to why didn't they detained her or distracted her, until police was called? ... "Mr. Common Sense" is certainly ill and almost dead! in this part of town which like TJ mngmt says ...it seems to be filled with "good" people... haven't they noticed the world has changed at nano speed, just in the last two centuries!

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