Car burglary linked to credit card purchase
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Sugar Land police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the man who reportedly used a stolen credit card across Fort Bend County.
The initial crimes spree started with a couple of vehicle burglaries in the Riverpark subdivision on October 12, on the far western outskirts of the city of Sugar Land.
According to Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph, “The card was among several items stolen from two vehicles parked in driveways located on Berkshire Ridge.” Adolph said that about 4 a.m., a woman reported hearing a noise prompting her to look outside. “She looked outside and saw a man reaching into the trunk of her daughter’s car. She yelled at the man, and he ran to a black or brown Toyota Celica and drove away with another man,” said Adolph.
When responding officers arrived they found no signs of forced entry, however both purses that had been left in plain view inside the vehicles parked at that residence were missing, Adolph said. Although Adolph did not say, it is likely that the missing purses had been left in unlocked automobiles. The suspect seen reaching into the trunk of one of the vehicles where a purse was missing was described as a balding black male possibly in his late 20s to early 30s.
He said surveillance video obtained from a nearby Walgreen’s located on the West Grand Parkway South showed a man matching the suspect’s description making a purchase with one of the stolen credit cards later the same morning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281 342-TIPS (8477).
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