Two men and a woman stole a wallet from an 87-year-old woman at a medical office building in Laurel, Maryland, Prince George’s County Police said.
The victim had an appointment at the building next to Laurel Regional Hospital May 15, police said. She called police when she noticed her wallet missing.
Surveillance video showed two men and a woman repeatedly walking through the lobby and mingling for almost two hours between 10:40 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. that day, police said.
Detectives believe they were looking for people they could target.
That afternoon, a surveillance camera recorded the female suspect trying to use the 87-year-old woman’s credit card, police said.
The same credit was used at another store that day to make more than $1,000 in purchases, police said.
"Normally they try to obtain as much as they can before the victim realizes the items were stolen from them," Prince George’s County Police Cpl. Tyler Hunter said.
Detectives believe others may have been targeted at the building that day, police said.
“We do believe there is a high likelihood there could be other victims,” Hunter said.
Police are concerned other patients were unknowingly targeted and may think they misplaced something that was actually stolen.
"Our detectives, based on their investigation, believe this could have happened multiple times," Hunter said.