Two men are facing charges after two shoppers had their purses stolen at Winnipeg grocery stores.
The first purse was stolen from a cart in a grocery store in the 800 block of Dakota Street. A credit card from the purse was later used at a restaurant in the 1400 block of Ellice Avenue. Police say a personal cheque also found in the purse was also fraudulently deposited at a bank.
The second purse was stolen from a cart in the 1400 block of Regent Avenue West. A credit card from the purse was later used in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue.
After an investigation by the major crimes unit, police arrested two Winnipeg men Wednesday.
A 44-year-old man is charged with theft under $5,000, two counts of using a credit card, and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
A 64-year-old man is charged with fraud under $5,000, forgery, and use of a forged document.
Both men have since been released from custody pending trial.
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