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Published: Monday, July 1 2013 1:15 p.m. MDT

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Mapleton, UT

Good for you, DN, and UPD. Let's get these thieves.
A few years back my daughter had her purse stolen from her car in the Marmalade district. The Salt Lake police couldn't have been less interested. They told her it was probably kids and they had taken the cash and thrown the rest in a dumpster somewhere. They were wrong.
She got a call from the credit card company a couple of hours later where the thief had tried to buy $700 in merchandise. SLCPD did not follow up on that purchase.
She got regular calls from companies telling her that they had tried to open accounts at various stores. Again, the police never followed up.
It was a bank employee and the county sheriff who finally cared enough to get her ID back and apprehend the thief, a woman with a serious drug habit.
I'm always impressed when the police go after these creeps.

Hey It's Me
Salt Lake City, UT

Disgusting that's all I can say!

Burley, ID

Smile! You're on Candid Camera.

Oh and by the way, you'll soon be residents of the Utah State Prison system.


maybe the credit cards should have been canceled ADAP. Why let them buy things. Smart cops.

Lincoln City, OR

Oh please, send these guys away to jail...


You've got to catch them before you send them to prison. And yes, I absolutely hate lenient terms for people who do things like this. I hope every judge in this jurisdiction reads this. These people lack a very basic and essential commodity possessed by most decent human beings. They have no conscience.

Cadillac Man
Salt Lake City, Utah

Too bad the pictures are so small. It is pretty hard to identify someone from a one inch square snapshot. Please adjust your program so the photos can be enlarged to full screen.

Springville, UT

Let's see. Doofus with sunglasses on forehead. Got it.

Phillip M Hotchkiss
Malta, Mt

@ Rick 2009
I am by no means in law enforcement. But I would think it would be easier to catch the thiefs if they do not cancel the credit cards. They can trace it this way. If they cancel the cards, the suspect's will jist ditch and run

Herriman, Utah

If the credit card got wrapped, why were not the (alleged) violators detained? Or followed and apprehended? Just wondering! It seems like the problem would be solved.

Phillip M Hotchkiss
Malta, Mt

@gb 13
The credit card did not get wrapped his arm did

Mount Pleasant, UT

We also have a responsibility to not make these temptations so available to the dishonest. They are lurking everywhere. When I come home day or night I always take anything valuable out of the car and lock it and alarm it. We need to always be aware of our surroundings and not take for granted that things will be alright. It only takes a moment for a thief to accomplish his goal because of our lack of attention and safety thinking.


@ suzyk#1
I respectfully disagree. If someone steals my property, he/she is to blame, not I, regardless of how "tempting" it might be. This blame-the-victim mentality is sadly becoming far too accepted. I refuse to live my life under constant vigilant fear that someone might steal my stuff. If someone does, then I expect the police to do their very best to bring the crook to justice, and not discount their responsibility and blame me for not having locked my front door. Thieves are thieves, regardless of how easy it might be for them to mess up innocent people's lives.

Phillip M Hotchkiss
Malta, Mt

@ suzyk#1 I have to agree with Gregg .the victim of a burglary is no more a fault then a
Victim of rape is not a fault

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