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Sandy Springs police search for office creepers preying on medical professionals

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SANDY SPRINGS, GA (CBS46) -

Two thieves are lifting credit cards and drivers licenses from medical office workers in Sandy Springs, according to police.

Surveillance video shows two black women, dressed professionally, entering and exiting the buildings around the time of the thefts.

"It's kind of unusual to have female office creepers, typically in the past it's always been male office creepers going around stealing things out of offices," said Sgt. Ronald Momon, a Sandy Springs Police Department spokesman.

According to investigators, the two women convinced employees they belong in restricted areas by looking the part. Then, when they are alone, they rifle through personal belongings looking for credit cards and drivers licenses.

At least three medical offices were hit on the same day, March 27, 2014. All three were within a mile of each other.

Two of the businesses were hospitals, Northside and St. Joseph's, and the third was the Emory Clinic at Perimeter.

With the plastic in hand, the thieves went straight to Nordstrom Rack, the Apple Store and Best Buy. At Best Buy, they used one card for a $2,500 purchase. The card owner didn't find out until it was too late.

All three victims have canceled their credit cards, but in many cases the damage was already done.

Now the police are left wondering how the two women were able to pull off the heists.

"That's the thing that's puzzling us right now. We are trying to have investigators, detectives, working on it; trying to figure out how, exactly, are they getting access to these areas," said Momon.

If you have any information about these crimes, you can contact Crimestoppers, where you can leave an anonymous tip and possibly earn a reward.

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