DOWNERS GROVE – A senior was the apparent victim of a pickpocketing scheme Dec. 31, 2017, when his wallet was stolen at a Downers Grove McDonald’s, according to a Downers Grove Police Department report.
The man told police he was approached by two men at 1:18 p.m. in the restaurant at 2535 W. Ogden Ave. immediately after he made a purchase.
He said the men complimented him on how well he was doing for his age. While they spoke to him, the men were “bumping and brushing up against him,” the report stated.
The wallet contained a debit card, driver’s license and about $200 in cash, the victim’s son told police.
The restaurant manager recalled taking an order from the two men with whom the victim spoke. She said the men left the restaurant after speaking with the victim but left their food order on the counter, police said.
Security camera footage shows the two suspects standing near the victim as he makes a purchase. Moments later, they approached the victim at the drink counter and began speaking with him, according to the report.
One of the men appears to intentionally drop an item on the floor. The other suspect retrieved the item and looked around the restaurant before both men left the building, police said.
The first suspect was described as a black man between 40 and 60 years old, with dark skin and a heavy build. He wore a dark red cap, black coat, white shirt, dark pants and black shoes, the report stated.
The second suspect was described as a black man between 40 and 60 years old, with dark skin and a thin build. He wore a gray hat, dark prescription glasses, a checkered scarf, long black coat and dark pants, according to the report.