Thieves take credit card
Published 9:01 pm Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Suffolk police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a pair of suspects reportedly involved in a credit card theft and fraud incident.
The credit card was taken on June 5, 2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., from the Walmart located in the 6200 block of College Drive in Suffolk.
A Walmart employee had placed her keys down and, when she returned, the keys were gone. Attached to the key ring was the victim’s fob-style credit card. Four individuals were seen on surveillance video arriving at the store together. One of them allegedly took the keys from a shelf where the victim had left them.
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The credit card was used for a purchase at approximately 2:10 a.m. at the 7-Eleven store located in the 6400 block of Hampton Roads Parkway. One of the subjects is seen on surveillance video swiping the victim’s credit card as it remained attached to the key ring.
One of the subjects is described as a black female in her early to mid 20s. She was wearing a maroon shirt and teal pants. The other subject is described as a black male in his 20’s. He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches with a large build. He was wearing a white shirt with stripes and gray pants.
Citizens are reminded to be extra cautious when using a key fob style credit card and to be aware that misplacement could quickly provide a thief the means to steal your identity or make fraudulent purchases using the card.
Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or text the keyword SPDVATIP and the tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.