::Raleigh Police Seek White Collar Bandit
From Raleigh Chronicle Staff & Wire Reports
Tuesday June 19, 2007
RALEIGH - The Raleigh Police Department is seeking a "white collar" bandit who dresses up in a white shirt and tie during his crime sprees, say police.
According to police investigators, the suspect has been stealing credit cards from cars when people leave their wallets or purses in their vehicles.
"On multiple occasions, the suspect has used stolen credit cards to buy goods -- most often electronics items," said Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue in a press statement on Saturday.
The Raleigh Police Department is currently trying to identify the man who was seen in surveillance photos at various stores buying the items with the stolen credit cards.
Police say that they believe the suspect seen in the photos is responsible for both the initial thefts of the cards as well as their fraudulent use in stores.
In the photos, the suspect is a somewhat balding white male who is dressed in a white buttoned down collar shirt, red tie, and dark pants and seems to be wearing wire rim sunglasses. In one surveillance photo, the man appears to be chatting on a mobile phone while in the store.
Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-890-3555 or CrimeStoppers at 919-226-CRIME.
Callers do not have to reveal their identity. ::