Two men who allegedly stole purses out of shopping carts at two separate Winnipeg stores have been charged by police.
The first incident happened on January 29 at a grocery store in the 800 block of Dakota Street.
A credit card from the purse was later used at a restaurant in the 1400 block of Ellice Avenue, and a personal cheque was later fraudulently deposited at a bank in the 600 block of Notre Dame Avenue.
A second purse was taken from a shopping cart on February 1 at a store in the 1400 block of Regent Avenue West.
A credit card from the purse was later used in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue.
Police identified a suspect and arrested a 44-year-old Winnipeg man on Wednesday.
The same day, a 64-year-old Winnipeg man was also arrested.
Both men face several charges related to the thefts and were released on a promise to appear.