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Dover Post
  • Credit card thieves strike in Camden, Dover, elsewhere

  • Delaware State Police are asking the public's assistance in finding suspects in stolen credit card case.
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  • Delaware State Police detectives are looking for three people who used stolen credit cards to buy electronics at several Delaware locations and in Philadelphia.
    The investigation began Nov. 23 after a 64-year-old Greensboro, Md., woman returned home from a day of shopping at several Dover stores and realized her credit cards had been stolen from her purse. In addition to Philadelphia, the cards were used in Dover, Camden and Newark, said police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
    After prior press releases that included photos of at least two suspects, an additional person contacted police with information that she also had been a victim, Fournier said.
    The victim, a 67-year-old woman from Milton, said that while shopping Dec. 2 at the Michael's department store in Dover, a man came up to her and asked about a book that was for sale. While distracted, the woman said she believed one of the women suspects took her credit card.
    Once home, her credit card company notified her that one card had been used to make more than $1,800 in purchases at the Walmart store in Camden.
    The suspects are a black woman between 30 and 40 years of age with a heavy build; a black woman between 55 and 60 years of age with a medium build; and a black man between 20 and 35 years of age with a thin build.
    Police have obtained video surveillance footage of the man and two women using the stolen cards at the Walmart, Fournier said. A similar incident was recorded at the Food Lion store in Seaford; that incident is under investigation by Seaford police.
    Anyone with information as to the identities of any of these suspects is asked to call the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Financial Crimes Unit at (302) 741-2808, or by using the DSP Mobile Crime Tip application, which can be downloaded at www.delaware.gov/apps. Information also may be provided through Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) by using the keyword "DSP."

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