Lufkin investigators search for credit card thief (VIDEO)
POSTED: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 12:04pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 12:04pm
LUFKIN — Investigators need your help identifying a person of interest in an investigation involving the fraudulent use of a credit card that was stolen during a vehicle burglary.
On October 01, 2011, two friends parked a yellow Volkswagen on the shoulder of Ford Chapel Road while they attended a carnival. A few hours later, they returned to the vehicle and found that its driver’s side window had been shattered and the vehicle had been burglarized.
Missing from within the vehicle was a black, leather Coach brand purse and a wallet. The victim had attempted to hide the purse beneath a seat in the vehicle and thought she concealed it.
The victim immediately contacted her bank to cancel her credit card but was informed that a purchase had already occurred. The bank’s records showed that while the victim was at the carnival, the suspect(s) fraudulently used the victim’s card for a purchase of $71.12 at Chevron, located at 804 North Timberland Drive, in Lufkin.
Investigators reviewed security videos from the store and wish to identify and locate the male shown in the image at right.
Click here to view portions of the security video.
This person may have arrived at and departed the store in a dark red, 1990’s model single-cab, two-wheel-drive, Chevrolet truck.
If you can identify this person or provide any information concerning this crime, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or submit an anonymous tip at www.LufkinCrimeStoppers.com.
You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.