COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Crime Stoppers and the Columbus Police Fraud Department are requesting your assistance in locating multiple theft suspects.
On Wednesday October 30, 2013, police responded to the report of a lost wallet. The victim stated that when she got home from Wal-Mart on Airport Thruway, she realized that her wallet was not in her purse. The wallet contained multiple credit cards, her driver's license and other miscellaneous cards.
The victim had used one of the cards at Wal-Mart prior to discovering it missing. Investigators viewed the surveillance video and observed an unknown white male take the wallet and conceal it.
The suspect had a goatee and a shaved head, and was approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed about 170 pounds. The suspect walked out of the store and got into an unknown black four door sedan with an unknown tag.
Further investigations revealed additional charges on the stolen credit cards were made within hours of each other at several locations on Manchester Expressway.
The next day on October 31, a white female went to the Dollar General on Amber Drive and attempted to use one of the stolen credit cards, but the card had been flagged by the bank. The white female then handed several cards to the cashier and left in a Black Kia with a dealer tag.
If your information leads to an arrest and indictment, you could receive a reward of up to $1,000. You do not have to give your name, and you will be given a number for identification.
There are numerous ways to report crime anonymously. All information is sent through an encrypted hub and forwarded to an Investigator.
-Leave your tip information by calling the Valley Area Crime Stoppers at 706-653-3188.
-To Text a Tip on your smart phone download the "Tip Submit" App.
-Go to the Columbus Police Department web page, and click on "Crime Stoppers Submit a Tip Form".
-Go to the "iSolveCrime.com" web page and fill out the "Tip Submit" form.
Valley Area Crime Stoppers also pays for information on any criminal activity, stolen property and wanted persons in the Muscogee County, Fort Benning, Harris County, Phenix City, Russell and Lee County areas. Crime Stoppers lines are open 24 hours a day.