CRIME OF THE WEEK
Credit Card Theft
CONTRIBUTED BY: Police Spec. Ron Coombs
July 12, 2021
On May 25, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., the victim was loading purchases into her vehicle at the Walmart at 671 Southpark Blvd. in Colonial Heights. The suspect approached the victim and offered his assistance, but the victim declined. When the victim turned away, the suspect reached into her purse, which was on top of her cart, and stole a credit card. The card was then used to make over $2,700 in gift card purchases at several convenience stores in Colonial Heights, Emporia and Roanoke Rapids, N.C. The suspect appears to be either a white or Hispanic male wearing dark-colored shorts and a blue shirt with a light-colored pattern.