CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Police are investigating after a woman’s wallet was stolen from inside her vehicle after being approached in the parking lot at Stop & Shop in Chicopee earlier last week.
The woman told police that she was approached by a man at around 11 a.m. in the Stop & Shop parking lot on Memorial Drive in Chicopee as she was getting in her vehicle and he told her that something was wrong with her back tire. As the woman got out of the vehicle to check, another man entered her driver’s side door and stole her wallet, which included debit cards and personal information. According to Chicopee Police, $2,600 was used in credit card transactions.
“She is now going through a long process of getting her credit cards canceled,” said Travis Odiorne, Police Public Information Officer.
The Chicopee Police Department is encouraging everyone to be aware of their surroundings at all times and suggests if you are approached in a parking lot, do not get out of your vehicle, talk to the person through the window and let them know you are calling the police. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t hesitate to call 911 for assistance.
Chicopee police say there are three suspects in this case and their identities have not yet been released. This incident is the first one that has come to the Chicopee Police Station, but similar incidents have taken place in other communities such as in Agawam and Framingham. Chicopee Police is now working with these departments to see if there is some sort of connection between the suspects found in each case.