Why is the VPD waiting 8 months after the fact? Jeez, get it together. How hard is it to put the information up on the News the same day or at the latest the next. And they want to silence the scanners. The scanners could provide valuable information to the VPD, but no, we don't want the criminals to know what's going, let alone the law abiding citizens. Let's wait several months before we ask the general public for help. Give me a break. Yea, we sure are cracking down on crime.
A day late and a dollar short, eh VPD?
By leaving her wallet in plain view and with easy access, the lady was doing something that probably wasn't very smart, but the theft wasn't her fault. The fault lies with the thief. How many times have you seen something laying around and you took it just because you could? Never? That's what I thought. An honest person can see things like that and it never occurs to them to take them. A thief will always look for an opportunity to be a thief. While she was perhaps negligent in her lack of vigilence, the theft was the fault of the crook.
"Hillyer said her wallet, which was lying in the top of the cart, had been taken."
It is as if she wanted it to be stolen. I hope she learned a lesson. She was the perfect mark. And yes I am sure the two are still doing the same thing to those dumb enough to do what Ms. Hillyer did. That is how they make a living, by stealing.
Given the length of time since the crime was committed some stills from the security footage would be beneficial if the VPD would release them.