RICHMOND, Va. – A suspect was caught on camera using stolen credit cards to charge $12,000 worth of merchandise.
At approximately 10:31 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, police were called to the 7300 block of Riverside Drive for a theft from a motor vehicle.
The victim believes the incident occurred between 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, while visiting Pony Pasture.
The suspect took several credit cards from the victim’s purse located inside of her vehicle.
Shortly after, the suspect made $12,000 of fraudulent charges at the Target located at 11301 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield.
The suspect is described as a white male with a dark beard. Upon exiting Target, he was wearing a white hat, a white shirt, a dark colored pullover top, blue jean shorts, white socks and dark shoes.
“We strongly urge residents to always lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of plain sight.” said Detective Eric Sandlin. “Don’t make yourself an easy target for criminals. This was a preventable crime which unfortunately led to another significant financial crime.”
Anyone with any information about this incident or this individual is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.