NORTH LAUDERDALE, Florida. (TodayNews) — Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) detectives are asking the public for help in identifying a serial credit card thief responsible for several incidents at a Walmart store in North Lauderdale. Security camera images and footage captured the suspect in action, prompting the North Lauderdale County BSO to seek an end to his criminal activities.
The suspect, depicted in surveillance footage wearing the same black outfit and mask during each incident, has attacked the store four times since March, according to investigators. Using stolen credit cards, he repeatedly purchased gift cards from self-service checkouts before leaving the store. The incidents occurred on March 17, April 12, April 15 and May 24. Detectives estimate that the suspected thief has accumulated over $5,000 in stolen credit cards.
Further investigation revealed that the credit cards used in the crimes were stolen from residential mailboxes, adding another problem for law enforcement and residents of the area.
BSO North Lauderdale County Detective Pedro Almodovar is investigating and is urging anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or these crimes to come forward. Detective Almodovar can be contacted at 954-722-5803.
In addition, people can send tips through the SaferWatch app. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or submit tips online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can also dial **TIPS (8477) from any US mobile phone.
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