(WTVM) - Call it a crime that hit close to home. A Columbus woman's purse was snatched from inside her unlocked car in her driveway on Garrett Creek Drive, and it wasn't long before the thieves discovered something valuable inside the stolen handbag.
"The suspect actually took those credit cards and went and made purchases on both of the credit cards," says Corporal Deborah Whitley with the Columbus Police Department.
Whitley says with those purchases, the culprits were soon identified.
"Through those surveillance videos they discovered that they were a group of teenage kids who were using those cards," Whitley said.
Surveillance video captured photos of five teen suspects racking up some serious expenses throughout Columbus at several different businesses. They are four male suspects and one young female suspect.
If you know where these teens can be found give Crime Stoppers a call. That number is (706) 653-3188.