Dine-and-steal

Calgary police are trying to identify these people in connection with several restaurant thefts.

Calgary police are looking for a couple alleged to have distracted restaurant patrons so they can steal wallets.

Police said the “distraction thefts” have taken place over the past 18 months. The suspects, a man and a woman, spoke with Spanish accents.

“In each case, the man and woman pose as diners at local restaurants and bars and while one distracts the victim, the other removes a wallet or property from a handbag which is typically hanging over a chair,” police said in a press release.

“The victims in all eight cases were unaware their property had been stolen until they tried to pay for their own meals.”

Calgary police are also seeking a man believed to be linked to a spate of dine-and-dash meals at several restaurants across the city.