Wallets stolen from Westlake nursing home employees while at work

Photo of a suspect (Source: Westlake Police)
Photo of a suspect (Source: Westlake Police)
Photo of a another suspect (Source Police)
Photo of a another suspect (Source Police)

WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - There's a thief on the loose in Westlake, and she's snatching wallets.

It happened at two separate nursing homes on Feb. 24. Police said someone entered Adowa Baxter's office at the Lutheran Home, stole her wallet, and used her credit cards.

"They had spent over $4,000 of my money between two debit cards and three credit cards," said Baxter.

At the second nursing home, the victim's credit cards were not used. Westlake police said there are no cameras at this workplace.

Police are not sure if the same suspect committed both crimes, though they added that the date and items stolen are "certainly" more than a coincidence.

They're asking people to report suspicious activity.

"If this person acts funny, trust your instincts, if you think something is wrong, something is probably wrong," said Capt. Guy Turner, with the Westlake Police Department.

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