Thieves are targeting customers at Leawood and Overland Park coffee houses and bakeries, according to police.
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One brazen theft was captured on surveillance video released Thursday by police that shows a suspect crawling on his stomach to snatch items from a womans purse.
Credit cards taken in the thefts have been used to buy thousands of dollars in gift cards. Police released still photos of some of those transactions Thursday.
Anyone with information about the crimes or suspects is asked to call Leawood police at 913-642-5555, ext. 217, or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.