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Police Make Arrest in Grocery Store Credit Card Theft

Police have seen an increase in reports of items stolen from purses while victims were shopping at grocery stores.

The Alexandria Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a Jan. 2 theft of a wallet from the Whole Foods on Duke Street in Alexandria. Patch archive photo
The Alexandria Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a Jan. 2 theft of a wallet from the Whole Foods on Duke Street in Alexandria. Patch archive photo

The Alexandria Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a Jan. 2 theft of a wallet from the Whole Foods on Duke Street in Alexandria. 

Khalid Bennajma, 49, of Arlington, was charged with seven counts of felony Credit Card Theft, one count of Grand Larceny, and one count of Credit Card Fraud. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information about this suspect is asked to call the Det. Mike Whelan of Criminal Investigations Section of the Alexandria Police Department at (703) 746-6228.

The Alexandria Police Department has recently seen an increase in reports of items stolen from purses while victims were shopping at grocery stores. There have been at least five incidents since December. 

These and all personal theft cases may be prevented by utilizing simple tips regarding your personal belongs:

• Do not leave your purse or wallet unattended in your grocery cart while shopping.
• Keep your purse closed.
• Carry only items that are needed.
• Take only the credit cards or cash you plan to use.

Please call (703) 746-4444 to report a theft of belongings to the Police Department.
 

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