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.

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Boise Police Department

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.

Boise Police Department
Boise Police Department



 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.


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