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(Source: Scottsdale Police Department) (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
(Source: Scottsdale Police Department) (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
(Source: Scottsdale Police Department) (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

Scottsdale police want to question several women in connection with the theft of store employees' wallets at such retail businesses as tanning salons and clothing stores.

Multiple thefts have been reported in the East Valley and officers need help identifying several people seen on surveillance tape.

Police said the suspects usually enter the employee areas of stores by using the excuse of needing to go to the bathroom.

While they're in the employee area, another suspect steals wallets. The women immediately head to other stores, like CVS, Walmart, Target and Walgreens, to charge thousands of dollars of merchandise.

Police said the women usually buy baby items with the stolen wallets.

Crimes have also occurred in yoga studios.      

Scottsdale police investigators are working closely with other East Valley cities that have encountered the suspects.

The women are described as between 25 to 35 years old. They sometimes wear camouflage hats. One of them may be pregnant. No other descriptions were available. 

There are two cars involved , a 1990's model white Chevy Lumina four-door and a mid-2000s black Toyota Avalon.

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