The two men that attempted to use stolen credit cards put a target on their backs. Sugar Land police are looking for the men who are believed to have stolen credit cards from a fitness center then used them at a nearby department store.
On May 8, about 10 pm., two men entered the Target store in the 16300 Southwest Freeway, and attempted to use the cards. According to Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph, the credit cards were stolen earlier that evening from a van parked outside 24 Hour Fitness, just an exit away on the freeway.
Adolph said a man who was at the fitness center told police that someone broke into his locker and took his keys, followed by a burglary of vehicle in the fitness center parking lot in which his wallet was stolen. The credit cards the crooks attempted to use were the same cards that had been stolen from inside the locked van.
Police have reviewed the surveillance video at Target, and 24 Hour Fitness, and both show the same two men enter the gym at 9:15 p.m. then leave the gym at 9:30 p.m. Adolph said the surveillance video at the fitness center shows one of the men distracting an employee at the front desk while the other man walked to the locker rooms.
Further, cameras in the parking lot showed the men enter a silver passenger car, park it next to a van, then one of the men gets into the van before both drove away in the car. Both are also on the Target surveillance video.
One suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s, about 5′ 10″, and weighing 240 pounds. He was wearing a blue shirt and had a tattoo on the back of his neck. The second suspect was described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5’10”, and weighing 180 pounds. The duo was driving a silver or gray vehicle with a sunroof.
Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).