Credit Card Thief Caught on Camera
August 17, 2013
Credit card thief caught on camera
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a credit card carrying criminal, who used stolen plastic to make fraudulent purchases at two area stores.
According to detectives, the victim noticed the passenger side door open on her vehicle on Val Mar Drive, Fort Myers, when she left for work around 11 a.m. last Sunday, August 11. After she entered the car, which had been left unlocked, she noticed that her vehicle had been rummaged through, and a credit card left inside of her jacket stolen. When she promptly called the credit card company to cancel the card, she was informed that it had been used at least twice since she last saw it.
Charges were made at a 7-11 store on Victoria Ave., Fort Myers, shortly before 5 a.m., then again at the Marathon Gas station on Mission Drive. Surveillance cameras at one of the stores captured images of a black male, in his mid 20s or early 30s, using the stolen card in Dunbar. He is between 5’7” and 5’8” and was driving a 2002-2005 blue Hyundai with stock wheels and a satellite antenna.
Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
Note: Two surveillance stills of the suspect, and one of his vehicle, are attached to this release.
For additional information, contact Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org