Credit Card Thieves
Two suspects were spotted using stolen credit cards. Take a close look at their pictures - do YOU recognize them?
The Tuesday just before Thanksgiving a woman was out shopping and left her purse open in the shopping cart, and while her back was turned her wallet was stolen - not her purse - just the wallet. Whoever took her wallet immediately drove over to another store and used the victim's credit cards to buy a bunch of Christmas presents.
The Boise Police have released descriptions and pictures of the the two suspects. If you think you know who they are call CrimeStoppers at 343-COPS you can remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a reward of up to one thousand dollars.
Male Suspect Description: The suspect is described as a light-skinned male, with a brown goatee, last seen wearing a baseball cap, a black winter coat and blue jeans.
Female Suspect Description: The suspect is described as a light-skinned female with long dark hair, last seen wearing a hooded jacket and blue jeans.
Tips from the Boise Police Department that will Help Protect Your Property During the Holidays:
- Keep an eye on purses and bags while in public. Criminals can grab items and be gone in seconds. If you have to step away from a shopping cart, take your personal items with you.
- Do not leave bags or other valuable items in plain view in a vehicle when you go inside. Lock your items in a trunk or glove box, cover them, or place them under the seat when you go inside a store or restaurant.
- Always lock your vehicle. Vehicle burglaries are often called a “crime of opportunity.” Would-be thieves enter the vehicle if they see something worth stealing or if the vehicle is left unlocked.
- When shopping after dark, park you vehicle in well-lit areas of the parking lot and close to the store.
- Check your finances and bank accounts regularly and look into any expense that seems out of place.
- If you’re unable to be home to accept packages delivered in the mail, have the items delivered to a neighbor’s house or your place of work.
- Be a good neighbor. If you see something or someone unusual in your neighborhood, say something. Suspicious activity can be reported to non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790.
- Do not leave your vehicle unattended or unlocked and running while warming it up in the morning.
- Check your mail on a daily basis. Thieves sometimes target mailboxes around the holidays looking for cash or gift cards.