Clinton Police searching for purse snatcher, credit card thief

Credit card theft suspect at Walgreens of Westbrook, CT. - Photo from Clinton Police

CLINTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are on the lookout for a credit card thief after a purse was stolen from a motor vehicle in Clinton and later a credit card was used to purchase gift cards from Walgreens in Westbrook.

Clinton Police say they are currently investigating the theft of a credit card taken from a car on June 12 that was parked at Shore TV & Appliance of 11 East Main St in Clinton. The female victim that reported the theft says the suspect stole a purse from the car while the owner was in the store between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Investigators determined the victim’s credit cards were used a short time after, and a suspect was developed. The suspect purchased visa gift cards at 12:09 p.m. in Westbrook and attempted to withdraw funds from First Niagra Bank of Centerbrook, CT on June 13 at 2:59 a.m.

Clinton Police were able to retrieve store surveillance, and are reporting that the suspect is a female seen in the surveillance video entering and exiting Walgreens parking lot in a grey early 2000’s Honda CRV SUV.

Police ask that anyone who has information regarding the incident or can identify the suspect to contact the Department.



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