Police search for leaders of suburban pickpocket ring

Police in five Chicago suburbs have been searching for a couple who they said works as a team to steal from the elderly.

Westchester police said Shawn Rucker, 54, and his friend Sherita Reece, 46, are targeting elderly women and stealing their wallets. Detective Sgt. Vince Lamanna said the couple is part of a ring of at least six people stealing wallets in Westchester, Elmhurst, Bloomingdale, Broadview and Schaumburg. They’ve allegedly stole from at least 15 people at Jewels and Paneras.

“It’s a sad thing cause these people work all their life only to have everything taken away from then in a matter of minutes,” Sgt. Lamanna said.

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