Sunday, January 16, 2011

Up to $1,000 Reward for info on Credit Card Theft

Credit Card Theft Suspect at Duke Gas Station on E. Main St. in Newark.
Suspect arrived and left in a white truck from the Duke on E. Main St. in Newark.
Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a credit card theft in Heath. The Heath Police Department reports overnight on Nov. 23, a credit card was stolen out of a purse that was in a car parked in front of a house in the 600 block of Creekview Dr. The suspect then used the credit card to make four purchases for a total of $185.20 at three Newark area Duke and Duchess gas stations located on Union St., E. Main St., and Dayton Rd.

A picture of the suspect was taken by a surveillance camera at the E. Main St. Duke. The male suspect was wearing glasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt, toboggan, jeans, and white and black tennis shoes. The suspect arrived and left the store in a white truck that appeared to be a 90’s model Nissan Hardbody truck with a black toolbox in the back and the tailgate is either down or missing.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.    

Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers’ Board. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Licking County Crime Stoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Newark, OH 43058-0304.