Coppell police are asking for help identifying a thief targeting day care parking lots.
In the most recent case, the thief stole the purse of an unsuspecting mother Dec. 12 at a Montessori School in Coppell. Investigators said the thief stole her purse from her car during the few minutes she was inside picking up her child.
Surveillance video from a Lewisville Target shows a man trying to buy $2,000 worth of gift cards with the victim's credit card.
"He's very well-dressed -- has a cardigan sweater on and looks like he would blend in with everyone else," Detective Anthony Maurer said. "He doesn't look like a bad guy."
The man left when a manager asked to see his identification.
"I think he has probably struck many times since this time," Maurer said. "It's probably something he does on a daily basis."
The crook left the Coppell day care on Dec. 12 in a newer model, burgundy Dodge double-cab pickup with no license plates and headed to a Target in Plano.