Investigators are asking the public to help identify two suspects wanted in connection with the theft and use of a Christmas shopper’s debit and credit card in Oshawa.
On December 7, 2011, a 65-year-old Oshawa woman was Christmas shopping at a retail store in the Oshawa Centre in the early afternoon. She made a purchase and left the store and soon discovered that her wallet was missing from her purse.
Within one hour, her credit card and debit card had been used six times at ABMs and stores in the mall, racking up about $6,000 in cash withdrawals and purchases. Investigators with the DRPS Criminal Investigations Bureau in Oshawa were able to track down store and bank security images of the suspects who used the cards.
Suspect #1 is described as a male, about 5’6” tall, wearing a distinctive Canada Goose jacket, with fur collar, a grey golf shirt and blue jeans.
Suspect #2 is described as a female, white, wearing a hooded sweater with long draw strings.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. Tate of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888--579-1520 ext 2717. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
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