They may look like little old ladies, but one group of hat-toting women are on a Detroit suburb's police department's most wanted list.
A band of baby-boomer bandits dubbed the "Mad Hatters" are believed to be responsible for stealing credit cards and money from distracted shoppers across the state of Michigan, the Detroit News reported.
Police told the newspaper the wanted women may have stolen up to $500,000.
They were not sure how many were in the gang of pilfering pickpockets.
"They're mostly middle-aged older females," Sterling Heights Police Lt. Luke Riley told MSNBC. "Both white and black, probably half a dozen or that we have photos of."
The women have been getting away with their gig since at least a year ago, with the most recent incident occurring last week in Sterling Heights, recently named the safest large city in Michigan by CQ Press.
The incident has cops puzzled – and warning people to stay alert. But with a group of mad hatters on the loose, residents may not be feeling so secure.
"They're not your typical suspect for things like this," Riley told the Detroit Free-Press. "They're generally not your typical suspect for any type of crime."